Denver Broncos Day 3 2022 mock draft: Predicting all 8 selections

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Denver Broncos mock draft; National Squad defensive lineman Perrion Winfrey of Oklahoma (98) reacts after a play in the first half against the American squad at Hancock Whitney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

It was a busy day two of the 2022 NFL Draft for the Denver Broncos who made two selections as well as a pair of trades. What’s in store for Day 3?

The Denver Broncos were busy and active on Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft.

General manager George Paton felt the itch to trade up to secure some of his top targets, but he ultimately held back and wound up getting two players the Denver Broncos had second-round grades on in pass rusher Nik Bonitto and tight end Greg Dulcich.

Those two selections fill arguably the Broncos’ top needs heading into the 2022 NFL Draft where tight end was a rather shallow position group and the edge position was a question mark behind starters Bradley Chubb and Randy Gregor.

Not only did Paton make two selections, but he also made a pair of trades. The Broncos now have two additional picks in the fifth round as well as a third-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft from trades with the Texans and Colts.

Now, heading into Day 3 of the 2022 NFL Draft, George Paton can continue to build his roster and perhaps use some of his picks on Friday to add to the team’s 2023 NFL Draft capital.

What can we expect?

Let’s make some predictions for how the Broncos will spend their remaining eight picks, not projecting any trades.

Denver Broncos Day 3 mock draft: Fourth round predictions

115. Perrion Winfrey, DL, Oklahoma

One of my favorite things in the NFL Draft is when teams pair up college teammates in their draft classes. It’s always cool to see college teammates reunited in the NFL, and it’s hard to believe the Broncos even have the chance to still pair these two guys up.

How is Perrion Winfrey still on the board here?

Whatever has caused his fall, it should end with the Denver Broncos at pick no. 115 overall.

Winfrey has outstanding quickness from the interior defensive line, a position group where the Denver Broncos need another option to go with Dre’Mont Jones and DJ Jones.

Winfrey also has freakish length from the interior and can terrorize opposing QBs with his combination of quickness, length, and hand strength.

116. Tariq Woolen, DB, UTSA

As badly as I want to put a receiver that can return kicks and punts in this slot, I think the value is far too great with guys like Winfrey and possibly Tariq Woolen to pass up on.

Tariq Woolen is somewhat raw, but he’s a dream type of dart throw pick at this juncture.

I think with one of these two picks, the Broncos will want to take the highest-ranked corner on their board because there’s a decent chance they’ve got a couple of guys with day two grades still sitting there.

Woolen is a 6-foot-4 corner who can be moved around like a chess piece defensively.

He has long-term starting upside as an outside corner but with his speed, you can send him on blitzes, you can put him in the slot, he can be a dime linebacker — he can do whatever.

You’ve got Christian Parker and Ejiro Evero, two great developers of defensive back talent. Go and get one of the best athletes at the cornerback position and let them coach him up.

Woolen has 4.26 speed and 34-inch arms.

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