3 moves Denver Broncos must make following the 2022 NFL Draft

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Denver Broncos: Eddie Goldman #91 of the Chicago Bears rushes against Jonah Jackson #73 of the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on October 03, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 24-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Denver Broncos move no. 3: Sign veteran DL Eddie Goldman

The Denver Broncos just added a pair of young defensive linemen to their rotation with Eyioma Uwazurike and Matt Henningsen, and it would be great to see the Broncos able to utilize a group of younger defensive linemen in 2022.

With that being said, the team lost Shelby Harris in the Russell Wilson trade, and with the departure of Harris went arguably the most impactful defensive lineman the team has had in the last handful of years.

Dre’Mont Jones is certainly making his case these days.

Over the last two seasons, nose tackle Mike Purcell has played in 19 total games. That’s only five more games than Eddie Goldman over that same timeframe, and Goldman completely opted out of the 2020 season.

He played 14 games for the Chicago Bears last year, and at this point, he’s got to be considered a reclamation project.

Goldman has never really been a top-tier pass rusher from the interior but he can give your run defense a boost.

Given Purcell’s injury woes the last couple of seasons, perhaps the Broncos would look at a player like Goldman as a worthwhile one-year flyer type of move.

Goldman will be 28 this season while Purcell will be 31.

This seems like a move the Broncos could consider given Purcell’s availability in recent years and the team’s decline in run defense performance last season.