3 Denver Broncos rookies that aren’t being talked about enough
Denver Broncos underrated rookie no. 2: Delarrin Turner-Yell, S (5th-round)
In George Paton’s first draft with the Denver Broncos, he used multiple fifth-round draft picks on the safety position when he selected Texas’ Caden Sterns and Indiana’s Jamar Johnson.
He made it three straight fifth-round picks at the safety position when he took Oklahoma’s Delarrin Turner-Yell with his first of three picks in that round in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Although he’s playing at a loaded position, I think Turner-Yell is one of the most interesting players in this Denver Broncos’ draft class.
Turner-Yell definitely adds to the team speed defensively and he’ll be able to come in and make an impact immediately on special teams.
What I love about this selection is the fact that the Denver Broncos have so many coaches that are proven when it comes to the development of young defensive backs.
Specifically, defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero and defensive backs coach Christian Parker.
With those coaches as well as veterans Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson on the roster, Turner-Yell will have the ability to soak up as much as he can and learn from the best.
He’s also proven he can play somewhat of a hybrid role in the defensive backfield, showing good range in two-high looks and physicality when he comes into the box.
Most notably, when studying the Oklahoma defense to watch both Nik Bonitto and Turner-Yell, the games Turner-Yell was out injured the Oklahoma defense suffered a notable decline as a whole.
He’s one to watch at training camp.