5 prospects falling into the Denver Broncos laps on Day 2
Denver Broncos prospect no. 5: Skyy Moore, WR (and other WRs)
Yes, I’m going to continue to play this bagpipe.
I know it seems difficult to justify a receiver with the Broncos’ top pick right now. There are other perceived “needs” and higher priority positions on the roster right now, but if the right player falls at wide receiver, the Broncos absolutely have to consider it.
First and foremost, the best way to recoup 2023 NFL Draft capital could come in the form of a wide receiver trade next year. Not necessarily trading down in 2022.
The going rate for good receivers these days is a 1st-round pick and 3rd-round pick at the very least, as we saw with the Titans and Eagles trade involving AJ Brown on Thursday night.
Tyreek Hill was traded for a king’s ransom. Davante Adams went for a 1st and 2nd.
The Jets apparently offered the 10th overall pick for Deebo Samuel.
The Broncos have their guys under team control for another two years but it’s hard to shake the idea that trading someone could be their quickest ticket toward replenishing 2023 NFL Draft capital, if that’s what they want to do.
It also might end up being that the Broncos just can’t pass on the type of value at receiver they will see at pick 64.
Skyy Moore out of Western Michigan would absolutely thrive with Russell Wilson as his quarterback. So would Baylor’s Tyquan Thornton, Georgia’s George Pickens, or North Dakota State’s Christian Watson.
All of those guys are available heading into the second round.
There’s a serious premium on the receiver position these days and you’ve got to have at least four or five guys. Right now, the Broncos have four on paper but KJ Hamler’s knee injury and injury history as a whole make him too much of a wild card to rely on.
The Broncos can’t necessarily just focus on having a visually and aesthetically pleasing depth chart. Yes, they need edge depth. Yes, they need a tackle. Yes, they could use another corner.
5 players Broncos can’t pass on at No. 64
The Denver Broncos own the No. 64 pick in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Here are 5 players who could be there with that selection.
Last year, John Brown, David Moore, and Kendall Hinton were playing too many snaps for my liking. We’ll see what the Broncos really think about their wide receiver depth chart on day two, but the justification for taking one is certainly there, if only to make sure the drum beats on if anyone gets hurt.
Protect your investment in Russell Wilson.