5 mistakes the Denver Broncos must avoid in the 2022 NFL Draft
Denver Broncos mistake to avoid no. 3: Mortgaging more future capital
After the Russell Wilson trade, I think this goes without saying, but the Denver Broncos probably aren’t in a position right now to be trading a lot of future NFL Draft picks.
The Broncos already don’t have their first or second-round picks in this year’s draft. They don’t have first or second-round picks in next year’s draft either.
Thankfully, they still have the Rams’ second-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft from the Von Miller trade, but that will be the only top 64 pick this team has until 2024, at least as of right now.
As much as general manager George Paton loves to have additional “darts” to throw at the NFL Draft board, I think it’s safe to assume he won’t make the mistake of mortgaging more future NFL Draft capital, at least not from his 2023 crop.
There are a number of people who feel like the Broncos should mortgage the picks they have to move into the back end of the first round of this year’s draft.
Just because you have the flexibility to do something like that doesn’t mean you should do it.
With Russell Wilson at the quarterback position, trading draft picks becomes much more of a realistic ordeal in general, but I wouldn’t just trade up for the sake of it, at least not in this year’s class.
The strength of this year’s class is in its depth. If anything, the Broncos should be moving down or out from some of their pick slots to acquire capital for the 2023 class.