Denver Broncos 2022 re-draft: Who could the team have taken instead?

Denver Broncos mock draft: Defensive tackle Gavin Meyer #90 and linebacker Chad Muma #48 of the Wyoming Cowboys celebrate after Muma sacked quarterback Max Gilliam #6 of the UNLV Rebels in the first half of their game at Allegiant Stadium on November 27, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos mock draft: Defensive tackle Gavin Meyer #90 and linebacker Chad Muma #48 of the Wyoming Cowboys celebrate after Muma sacked quarterback Max Gilliam #6 of the UNLV Rebels in the first half of their game at Allegiant Stadium on November 27, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /
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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MARCH 06: Tariq Woolen #DB38 of UTSA runs a drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 06, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

Denver Broncos 2022 re-draft

152nd overall – DB Tariq Woolen over DB Delarrin Turner-Yell

I hate that Woolen went one pick after Turner-Yell, who is a hard-hitting safety.  The Denver Broncos already have themselves a nice stable of safeties, so I don’t think Turner-Yell fits here.

Instead, why not take Tariq Woolen?  He’s a 6’4″, 200-pound freak who ran a 4.26 at the combine.  He’s new to the cornerback position so he will need time to develop, but the traits are there for him to turn into a viable cornerback, especially learning from the Denver Broncos CB room.

162nd overall – LB Damone Clark instead of WR Montrell Washington

Clark fell because he recently had spinal fusion surgery, which is serious, but he’s a tough linebacker who could eventually project into the starting lineup.

Teams who pick this late in the draft are just hoping to get some sort of contribution.  Clark has the talent to be a solid starter, so this would have been a great pick.

171st overall – EDGE Kingsley Enagbare instead of OL Luke Wattenberg

The last of these fifth-round picks is Kingsley Enagbare, an edge rusher with great size and strength.

Denver should not neglect adding to the edge room here.  With the addition of Randy Gregory, the team could still add another player.  Enagbare can help fill out the rest of that room as a high-quality backup player.

The fifth-round haul for the Broncos includes two players who have a very solid chance at developing into quality starters in Tariq Woolen and Damone Clark, and someone who can carve out a role as a high-quality backup in Kingsley Enagbare.