Denver Broncos 2022 NFL Draft tracker, instant pick grades
The Denver Broncos finally have some picks on day two of the 2022 NFL Draft. How will George Paton and company add to this impressive roster?
George Paton and the rest of the Denver Broncos’ front office and coaching staff can finally stop watching Russell Wilson highlights, at least for now.
The Denver Broncos are finally within earshot of being on the clock in the 2022 NFL Draft after a chaotic and wildly entertaining first round on Thursday night.
It had to be torturous for Paton to sit on the sidelines. Now, he no longer has to. It was never realistic for the Denver Broncos to move into the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, not without their top two picks in 2023.
It’s much more palatable and realistic for the Broncos to move up in round two, but there are plenty of intriguing options on the table even if the team stays put or trades down.
How will the Denver Broncos attack day two of the 2022 NFL Draft?
Denver Broncos 2022 Draft selections (subject to change)
2 (64): Nik Bonitto, EDGE, Oklahoma (Grade: B+)
3 (80): Greg Dulcich, TE, UCLA (Grade: B+)
Reading the tea leaves of Mike Klis’ latest post at 9News in Denver, there are some really interesting factors to consider about the team’s perceived “needs” heading into Day 2.
First and foremost, there are some very interesting notes in that post about Baron Browning, who is just coming off of his first minicamp as an edge defender.
Apparently, Browning was impressive and the Broncos feel good about his projection there. It sounds like it was Vic Fangio, not necessarily anyone or everyone else, that wanted Browning as an off-ball linebacker.
Speaking of off-ball linebacker, another maddeningly popular position people target with their mock draft predictions (it is a possibility, but it might be one of the least exciting), the Broncos were apparently impressed by Jonas Griffith as of their latest minicamp as well.
Considering Alex Singleton was pumped as a possible starter, it stands to reason that between Josey Jewell, Singleton, and Jonas Griffith, off-ball linebacker is well covered at this point.
Klis also noted the team was highly impressed by KJ Hamler. Before the minicamp, there was considerable concern that Hamler’s knee injury would be a huge limiter on his 2022 projection. That no longer appears to be the case and my personal dream of receiver with the top pick may be off the table.
5 prospects falling into the Denver Broncos laps on Day 2
The Denver Broncos are going to find themselves getting a bargain on day two of the 2022 NFL Draft. Which players are falling into their laps?
If those tea leaves all mean something, the Broncos may be targeting offensive line and cornerback heavily on day two, potentially also looking at a tight end.
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