Denver Broncos make major upgrades in 3-round 2022 NFL mock draft

Denver Broncos mock draft; USC Trojans linebacker Drake Jackson (99) before the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos mock draft; USC Trojans linebacker Drake Jackson (99) before the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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How do Denver Broncos fare in full three-round 2022 NFL mock draft?

33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Lewis Cine, S, Georgia

The Jaguars come back in round two after picking Aidan Hutchinson first overall with one of the more underrated defenders on that vaunted Georgia defense.

Lewis Cine is going to be a stud for a long time in the NFL.

34. Detroit Lions: Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina

The Lions throw a dart at the QB board here with Sam Howell, who was the projected top overall pick by many for a very long time.

35. New York Jets: David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan

The Jets went with a corner and tackle in round one, and they go for an injured edge here. Although I like Ojabo’s potential, Jets fans would probably riot over not taking a receiver.

36. New York Giants: Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE, Penn State

What is in the water at Penn State? This team has had some outstanding athletes coming out in recent years, notably on the defensive front. Ebiketie is a high-upside pass rusher who would be a good pick for the Giants.

37. Houston Texans: Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa

The best center in this year’s draft is a great value in round two for the Houston Texans, who continue to build the roster from the ground up. Linderbaum is a nice foundation piece for the offensive line.

38. New York Jets: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

Every time you watched the Georgia Bulldogs play in 2021, number 17 constantly popped off the screen. Even though Nakobe Dean isn’t the biggest linebacker, he’s an impact player and very fun to watch.

39. Chicago Bears: Tyler Smith, OL, Tulsa

The Bears’ offensive line is a shambles. They need all the help they can get and I think Tyler Smith would be a day one starter at guard or tackle, even if he’s going to need to take some lumps as a young player.

40. Seattle Seahawks: Logan Hall, EDGE, Houston

After taking Desmond Ridder in round one, the Seahawks come back with an outstanding value in the versatile Logan Hall here at pick 40.

41. Seattle Seahawks: Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan

Bernhard Raimann is a converted tight end with outstanding athleticism. He could step in as the starting left tackle immediately for the Seahawks, who have yet to re-sign Duane Brown at this point.

42. Indianapolis Colts: Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State

Christian Watson is one of the freakiest athletes you will see at the wide receiver position. He turned some heads at the Senior Bowl.

43. Atlanta Falcons: Quay Walker, LB, Georgia

It’s easy for some of the star players to get lost in the shuffle on this Georgia defense, but there are some out there who like Quay Walker more than Nakobe Dean.

44. Cleveland Browns: George Pickens, WR, Georgia

The Cleveland Browns don’t have a first-round pick this year, but George Pickens would give them first-round value at a position they need to address in this class.

45. Baltimore Ravens: Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington

The Ravens always seem to get great value, and Kyler Gordon would be exactly that here. He’s going to be an ace special teams player immediately with starter upside on the outside or as a nickel.

46. Minnesota Vikings: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama

Christian Harris is another smaller linebacker prospect but he has outstanding speed. He plays with a killer instinct and is a heat-seeking missile who would thrive with Ed Donatell coaching him up.

47. Washington Commanders: Sean Rhyan, OL, UCLA

The simulator didn’t want to take a weapon for Carson Wentz here, but they got him some additional protection up front.

48. Chicago Bears: Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota

The Bears already took Tyler Smith in this mock draft simulation, but he could play left tackle or left guard while Daniel Faalele could step into a starting spot at the right tackle position.

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