Denver Broncos Mock Draft: Filling remaining holes early

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The Denver Broncos don’t have a ton of holes right now but can fill the holes they do have through the 2022 NFL Draft.

The Denver Broncos filled some big holes through free agency and via a certain trade that got them Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks.

They added defensive tackle D.J. Jones from the San Francisco 49ers, re-signed safety Kareem Jackson, defensive lineman DeShawn Williams, and extended wide receivers Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick.

That being said, they have eight picks heading into the 2022 NFL Draft and can use those picks to add depth pieces. The thing is, despite the players re-signing, there’s a chance some won’t be around for an extended period of time.

With that, at some point, players drafted in 2022 will have to play an extended amount at some point.

In this mock draft, I addressed some big needs early on and then added some “spot” players—players that could enter the game due to an injury or because of certain situations the team will face.

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Denver Broncos mock draft; Wyoming Cowboys linebacker Chad Muma (48) sacks UNLV Rebels quarterback Max Gilliam (6) during the second quarter at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

2022 NFL Draft: Denver Broncos select Wyoming Linebacker Chad Muma 64th overall.

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Chad Muma
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We start this mock draft off with a player that is a fan favorite for Broncos Country. Chad Muma from Wyoming is a fun prospect who can step into a starting role for the Denver Broncos right away.

Muma is a true three-down linebacker who is very solid against the run and a guy who can play in coverage with efficiency. He had 266 tackles in his collegiate career, including 142 in 2021 and 19 tackles for loss. He had eight tackles for loss each of the last two seasons.

Of those 142 tackles (which led the nation), 85 were solo, which is definitely even more impressive.

The expectation is that the Broncos will finally get the coverage linebacker they’ve so desperately needed for quite some time. One of the biggest problems in terms of running back opponents has been Chargers running back Austin Ekeler.

Ekeler was targeted 94 times, catching 70 passes for 647 yards and eight touchdowns.

Muma is the right linebacker for the job in Denver.

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