Grading Broncos’ entire 2022 draft class
It’s only the third round but this is where I start to have problems, which have been discussed.
The third round was the round to select an offensive tackle or a middle linebacker. Chad Muma would have been a fantastic pick for the team but when he went to the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 70, that option went away.
Paton traded the 75th overall pick to the Houston Texans and dropped back to No. 80 where Nakobe Dean was still sitting. Dean’s medical concerns seemed to scare a bunch of teams off but after the Broncos chose to pass on him, the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t seem to have too big of an issue with those medicals when they drafted him just three picks later.
But let’s talk about the player the Broncos did get, Greg Dulcich, who was widely regarded as the second-best tight end in this draft. Was it a terrible pick? Certainly not.
Dulcich will provide a good answer behind Albert Okwuegbunam, who was left as the team’s starting tight end after Noah Fant was sent off in the Russell Wilson trade.
Dulcich will be fine, Dean is probably a more impactful player long-term, however, and at least based on what they did during their college careers, that’s not all that arguable. That is really the only thing that brings this grade down just a tick.