Denver Broncos “can do some things” in draft, even after Russell Wilson’s trade – Denver Broncos blog

ENGLEWOOD (Colo.) — With the ninth pick in the 2022 NFL draft, Denver BroncosYou have chosen… Russell Wilson, quarterback.

Five draft picks were shipped by the Broncos, including No. 9 this year, and their first-round pick next year — to Seattle SeahawksIt was a commitment to Wilson that led to Wilson's acquisition. It was also rooted in the belief that they could still draft in their favor, especially Day 2.

General manager George Paton stated earlier this offseason that he always talks about flexibility and flexibility in drafts and in offseason and free agency. “We had the flexibility to make a move, if necessary. [for Wilson]This really helps to soften the blow of the picks that were lost. There are nine picks. There are two thirds, one fourth and two thirds. It is possible to do what we want, feel good about it and achieve our goals.

The Broncos' 2022 draft class, barring an unexpected trade into the first round of the first round, will be determined by what the team does on Day 2, and the first hour of Day 3. Five of the nine draft picks for the Broncos are among the top 116 selections.

“Even after [the trade for Wilson]Paton stated that they feel like we have lots of draft capital. “… We have the potential to do some things.”

Paton's second day as general manager was Day 2. The Broncos brought in three rookies who played in 46 games.

Running back Javonte WilliamsA year ago, was the Broncos' second round pick — they moved up to No. 40 to No. 40 to No. Quinn MeinerzLinebacker Baron BrowningThe Broncos selected them in the third round. Cornerbacks are added Pat Surtain IISafety is guaranteed in the first round Caden SternsIn the fifth and defensive linebacker/outside end Jonathon CooperIn the seventh, six rookies were playing at least 14 games for the Broncos. Six of them started at most one game.

It was a successful draft weekend. Broncos peers in league scouting circles voted the Broncos class the best in the league. Paton received the award, along with the team's staff of scouting professionals, at this year’s scouting combined.

Williams stated that when someone trades you up, it gives you the feeling they want you to be a part their team. “My approach to my team is to show them that I want them to win, whatever it takes. My whole team should be supportive. [as rookies]We just wanted to win, and we were ready to play if put on the field.”

There are many other spots on the roster that have seen success with Day 2 picks. The Broncos selected a wide receiver in the 2020 draft KJ HamlerCornerback Michael OjemudiaAnd the center Lloyd Cushenberry IIIOn Day 2, all three of the team's players started games. Hamler, however, is recovering from an ACL injury last season. Guard Dalton RisnerHe was a Day 2 selection in 2019 and a wide receiver Courtland SuttonThis was the Day 2 pick for 2018.

Paton attempted to use free agency to help the Broncos avoid using picks to fill their immediate needs. The Broncos signed veteran free agents including safety. Kareem JacksonTake on the tackles Billy TurnerAnd Tom ComptonLinebacker as well Alex SingletonTo help meet some immediate needs, you can get one-year or longer deals.

These deals add on to multiyear agreements for outside linebacker Randy GregoryProtective tackle, five-year term D.J. JonesCornerback, three-year term K'Waun Williams(two-year) and linebacker Josey Jewell (two years).

Paton stated, “We still have nine picks but we feel good about them.” “… “…

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