Denver Broncos' 2022 rookie report card

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Matt Henningsen, Denver Broncos
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Broncos' late-round picks

Matt Henningsen. . 493. . . . . 206

With the No. 206 overall selection of the draft, the Broncos took Wisconsin defensive lineman Matt Henningsen in the sixth-round and the Broncos used him as such, trying to find a spot for him as a rotational defensive lineman.

Henningsen was likely looking at a practice squad position when he was drafted and he ended up making the final roster and playing in all 17 games.

He played on only 20 percent of the team's defensive snaps, collecting 21 tackles and one sack but his primary use was as a special teams guy. It will be interesting to see how Henningsen fits on the roster in year two but he may end up being a better player than a lot of people thought he would.

Grade: C

. 232. . . . Faion Hicks. . 493

With their seventh-round pick, the Broncos stayed with the Wisconsin theme and selected defensive back Faion Hicks. As the No. 232 overall pick in the draft, not much was expected out of Hicks in his rookie year.

He failed to make the team's roster and spent the entire year on the practice squad. He did sign a futures deal after the season ended so he will get another opportunity with the team in 2023 but he didn't suit up for even one game when an undrafted defensive back like McMillian did. That may not bode well for his future.

Grade: D