Denver Broncos 3-Round Mock Draft

The Denver Broncos are kicking off a new era in style. Vic Fangio got fired and replaced by Nathaniel Hackett and Russell Wilson got sent to Denver after a long, successful career with the Seattle Seahawks.

The hype in Mile High City is through the roof and the Broncos have repeatedly been discussed as Super Bowl contenders ever since landing Wilson. They also brought in edge rusher Randy Gregory on a big payday, and things are looking good in Denver again.

Unfortunately, the Broncos don’t have a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft since they traded that as part of the package for Wilson. That makes things a bit trickier, but let’s examine how the Broncos can add some pieces in the first two days of the NFL Draft.

Round 2, No. 64 overall: Brian Asamoah, LB, Alabama

The Broncos don’t have many pressing needs in this draft, which is good considering they traded away their first two selections.

In Round 3, they end up with Oklahoma LB Brian Asamoah. The former Sooners star is one of the best at his position in the draft and gives the Broncos a valuable piece on defense.

Asamoah has the speed to match up with just about anybody, which is valuable in the AFC West with the addition of so many big names this offseason. He is the perfect WILL LB and should immediately become a core piece of the Denver defense.

His size is a concern for some people, but he has excellent closing speed and a pure knack for the football.

Asamoah, at this point in the draft, is an excellent value for Denver and would improve a talented defensive group.

Round 3, No. 75 overall: Kingsley Enagbare, EDGE, South Carolina

The Broncos brought in Randy Gregory on the edge, but that doesn’t mean they are set at the position. So, they draft Kingsley Enagbare as depth and what a pick this is.

Enagbare terrorized the SEC during his Gamecocks career and should have a long NFL tenure. His biggest knock is his lack of ability to stop the run.

However, that won’t matter much in Denver, at least not right away. Enagbare can rotate in and out and be used primarily as a pass rusher if the Broncos decide to go that route while he develops in other aspects of the game.

The need for pass rushers is as evident as ever. Just look at the rest of the division: Chandler Jones, Maxx Crosby, Joey Bosa, and Khalil Mack, not to mention Frank Clark.

Round 3, No. 96 overall: Cordell Volson, OT, North Dakota State

The Reese’s Senior Bowl is always a terrific opportunity for lesser-known guys to get recognition. For Cordell Volson, he made the most of his time in Mobile, Alabama.

The Broncos need to add a tackle on the offensive line and decide to wait a bit to do so, but they jump at the chance to grab Volson. Bringing in Wilson as the team’s new QB changes many things in Denver. His playstyle is much different than Denver has been used to, so finding a way to protect him is essential.

Volson is a terrific finisher and an excellent run blocker, which is good news for Javonte Williams. On the other hand, he needs to get better in pass protection and the jump from North Dakota State to the NFL is a gigantic leap.

He needs some refining, but the Broncos can afford to ease him in slowly in hopes of him being a long-term starter in the NFL sooner rather than later.

Stats Courtesy of Pro Football Reference

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