3 players Denver Broncos could trade at 2022 NFL trade deadline

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 07: Graham Glasgow #61 of the Denver Broncos gets set against the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL game at AT&T Stadium on November 07, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 07: Graham Glasgow #61 of the Denver Broncos gets set against the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL game at AT&T Stadium on November 07, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /
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The Denver Broncos are 2-2 and are several weeks away from the trade deadline. Could they get some draft capital back by making some moves?  For the first time in a while, the Denver Broncos might be in a situation where they could actually add a player or two at the trade deadline.

For the last half-decade, the Broncos have been one of the worst teams in the NFL, and have traded some players before the deadline to get some draft capital back.  Now, they appear to be in a different situation.  Even though they’ve had to scratch and claw just to get to 2-2, they’re still likely going to hang around and flirt with a playoff spot for most of the season.

I do think the offense ends up regressing to the mean eventually, and the defense is playoff caliber.  Even if Denver turns it around a bit and has a winning record by the time the deadline hits, which players could they trade?

DENVER, COLORADO – DECEMBER 12: Albert Okwuegbunam #85 of the Denver Broncos reacts during the second half against the Detroit Lions at Empower Field At Mile High on December 12, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO – DECEMBER 12: Albert Okwuegbunam #85 of the Denver Broncos reacts during the second half against the Detroit Lions at Empower Field At Mile High on December 12, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

Denver Broncos trade candidates at the deadline

Albert Okwuegbunam, TE

The Denver Broncos tight ends have been virtually nonexistent this year, and Albert Okwuegbunam hasn’t taken that leap forward that many had hoped for.  Both Andrew Beck and Eric Saubert have more receiving yards than the third-year player.

The Broncos should also begin to see Greg Dulcich return to action, and depending on how he plays, that could force a situation where Albert O becomes inactive.  He got just one snap against the Raiders, which was lower than Saubert, Beck, and Tomlinson.  It’s clear that he’s falling out of favor in Denver, and I think it’s just a matter of time before he isn’t on the roster anymore.

The Broncos might be able to get a late-round pick for his services, and they could try and send him to a rebuilding team.  This also gives the Broncos a huge need at tight end during the offseason.

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