3 moves Denver Broncos must make following the 2022 NFL Draft

Denver Broncos linebacker Kenny Young. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 14: Inside linebacker Kenny Young #41 of the Denver Broncos walks on the sidelines before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Empower Field at Mile High on November 14, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

The 2022 NFL Draft is in the books, but the Denver Broncos can still find ways to tinker with the roster. Here are 3 moves they need to make.

The Denver Broncos have 22 new rookies on the roster after making nine picks in the 2022 NFL Draft and following that up with 13 undrafted free agent signings.

Even after making all of those moves, general manager George Paton will be able to find ways to tinker with the roster before the Broncos have the remainder of their OTAs before a break from action in June.

What are some moves that Paton might consider now that the Draft is in the books?

Let’s take a look at three he should consider.

Denver Broncos move no. 1: Re-sign free agent LB Kenny Young

The NFL is a tough, tough business. No one found that out in a harder way last year than Kenny Young, who was traded to the Denver Broncos by the undefeated Los Angeles Rams unexpectedly.

It’s not often you see undefeated teams trading starting players, but the Rams did with Kenny Young last year as the Broncos’ injuries at inside linebacker mounted and a massive weakness was exposed at the position.

The Broncos were desperate enough last year that they had a player in the starting lineup — Curtis Robinson — who was on the team’s practice squad to start the year and then didn’t even finish the year on the practice squad after getting his opportunity.

Kenny Young came in and provided a nice boost, if nothing else, in terms of the energy he brought to the field.

In six games with the Broncos, Young had 29 total tackles and a forced fumble.

Considering a number of the new coaches on Denver’s defensive staff know Young from their time together with the Rams, would it not make sense for the Broncos to fortify their depth at the position by bringing Young back into the fold?

Even though Jonas Griffith and Alex Singleton will get opportunities to start next to Josey Jewell, and Baron Browning could play a hybrid role, I think this idea has some merit.