3 superlatives for the Denver Broncos 2022 NFL Draft class
By Jon Beare
This year’s draft class boasts some unique selections that will all look to help the Denver Broncos get back to a winning formula.
As we stroll deeper into the offseason, we will start to get an up-close and personal look at this year’s draft class. Given that the Broncos roster is in fairly good shape, GM George Paton did a nice job filling out the roster to provide depth in many key areas on the team.
This may not account for a rookie to explode out the gate like we expect a first-round pick to do, but there are definitely some intriguing prospects the Broncos were able to land.
This year’s Broncos draft class landed fairly positive reviews amongst the draft experts and analysts. Most gave the Broncos props for landing prospects with great value from where they were selected.
As a fun exercise, I thought it would be fun to hand out three superlatives for this year’s Broncos draft class.
1. Most likely to succeed in this year’s Denver Broncos draft class
The Broncos’ first selection in this year’s draft came at the back end of round two. A familiar name was then selected with the 64th pick.
Nik Bonitto gives the Broncos a dynamic play style that will be sure to fit into Ejiro Evero’s defense. Bonitto boasts high-end quickness off the edge, is quick in space, and boasts some excellent pass rush moves that can translate into the NFL.
However, he will have to make some tweaks to his game. The Broncos may need Bonitto to add some strength so that his ability to set the edge will translate into the run game and will meet a starting-caliber expectation.
With Bradley Chubb and Randy Gregory penciled in to start for the Broncos, both have had injury history during their careers. This will be Chubb’s first healthy season since his rookie campaign and even if he plays back to a pro-bowl level, will the Broncos be willing to pay?
Nik Bonitto has the tools, quickness, and explosiveness to reach success in this league. With questions surrounding the starting Edge duo and looking at this draft class top to bottom, I think Bonitto is most likely to succeed.