Denver Broncos make major upgrades in 3-round 2022 NFL mock draft
The Denver Broncos get some nice value with their top three picks in this 2022 NFL mock draft scenario, especially on defense.
It’s officially 2022 NFL Draft week with hundreds of prospects and their NFL futures hanging in the balance.
This is always one of the most exciting times of year but for the Denver Broncos, it’s even more exciting because this NFL Draft class is joining a team that will be quarterbacked by Russell Wilson.
There will undoubtedly be plenty of crazy twists and turns before the Broncos are officially on the clock at pick 64 overall and I want to explore exactly that today. What could the draft look like in its entirety before the Broncos pick?
Who could legitimately still be on the board?
George Paton shared a bit of the team’s philosophy at his recent pre-draft press conference but how much can we really take away from it? What can we expect from the Broncos’ top three picks in this class?
Let’s take a look at a full NFL three-round mock draft and what the Denver Broncos’ picks could look like if the board falls the way this simulation fell.
Keep in mind, I’m acting only as the Broncos GM in this case and the mock draft simulator is making all other selections. We’ll react to all of the other picks as well.
Denver Broncos land value in full 3-round 2022 NFL mock draft
1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
There is no doubt that the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have had the top overall pick now in consecutive drafts, simply need an influx of talent on their roster.
Unfortunately for them, there is not a single no-brainer player at the top of this draft class. Not only that but there isn’t a QB teams are jockeying for, either, which prevents the Jaguars from selling this pick for a king’s ransom.
The last draft I remember like this is the 2013 Draft when the Chiefs were stuck picking between Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel.
The mock draft simulator chose Aidan Hutchinson, who would be as good of a pick as any in this slot.
2. Detroit Lions: Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon
The rumor mill has been all over the map regarding Kayvon Thibodeaux.
Some days, he’s being predicted as a top-five pick. Other days, he’s sliding well into the teens (or later).
It’s tough to know what to believe at this point but I think the concerns over Thibodeaux’s love for the game are longstanding enough that I would almost bank on him not being picked here.
Especially for the Lions, who want knee-biting players on their roster. Thibodeaux in this slot would be interesting though as he would be joining his Oregon teammate Penei Sewell, the Lions’ first-rounder in 2021.