2022 Broncos 7-Round Mock Draft 2.0 – Home


Getty South Dakota State RB Pierre Strong warms up before a game.

With the NFL Draft just two weeks away, it’s a great time for a new mock draft. I published my first seven round mock draft in January and a lot has changed since then.

Let’s take a quick look at nine potential picks for the Denver Broncos.

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Round 2 (64th overall): Chad Muma, LB (Wyoming)

The Broncos have been connected to Muma for a while now. The team met him at the Senior Bowl and they welcomed him for a visit earlier this month.

The Broncos will host Wyoming LB Chad Muma, a third-team All-American in 2021, on a visit to the team facility next week.

— Nick Kosmider (@NickKosmider) April 5, 2022

Muma is the complete package at linebacker. Last season, he was fantastic against the run and in pass coverage. He had a PFF career defense rating of 91.1, and had an interception return for a touchdown in consecutive weeks.

Muma should be an impact player from day one, and he has all the makings to become an elite inside linebacker.

Round 3 (75th overall): Marcus Jones, CB (Houston)

The Broncos need to add depth at cornerback. Jones was one of the best cornerbacks in college football last season. He posted an 87.8 PFF rating, which was ninth among cornerbacks.

Jones has excellent ball skills. He recorded five interceptions and 13 passes defensed last season.

Plus, Jones is a dynamic return man. In his college career, he had six kick return touchdowns and three kick return touchdowns.

Last season, the Broncos averaged 16.2 yards per kickoff return, last in the NFL. So, Jones would cover two needs.

Round 3 (96th overall): Pierre Strong Jr., RB (South Dakota State)

With Melvin Gordon remaining on the free agent market, the Broncos could opt to draft a running back to add some depth behind Javonte Williams.

In a class of talented running backs, Pierre Strong Jr. has flown under the radar. Strong has elite speed. At the NFL combine, he ran a 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds, which was tied for the fastest time among running backs.

At South Dakota State, Strong was unstoppable on the field. In 2021, he rushed for 1,673 yards and averaged a whopping 7.0 yards per carry.

That level of production was constant throughout his college career. As a freshman, he rushed for 1,116 yards and averaged 9.5 yards per carry.

There will doubtless be questions about his level of competition in the state of South Dakota, but it’s hard to ignore his production.

Williams and Strong could make a scary running back duo.

Round 4 (115th overall): DeAngelo Malone, EDGE (Western Ketucky)

Here’s another prospect, who has been hooked up with the Broncos. Mike Klis of 9news reported that the Broncos paid Malone a visit.

Malone was productive at Western Ketucky posting 31.0 sacks the last four seasons. He is a good value pick in the fourth round.

Round 4 (116th overall): Jelani Woods, TE (Virginia)

Albert Okwuegbunam can thrive as the Broncos’ tight end, but it would be nice to add another tight end on the depth chart.

Woods is an imposing presence at 6’7″ and 275 pounds. Given the size of him, his 40-yard dash time of 4.61 seconds is truly impressive.

On the tape, Woods can be seen routinely running over smaller defensive backs:

He has a lot of potential and would be a good fit behind Okwuegbunam.

Round 5 (152nd overall): Bailey Zappe, QB (Western Kentucky)

The quarterback isn’t a pressing need, but the value is too good to pass up here.

In 2021, Zappe broke the FBS record for touchdown passes in a single season (62).

He doesn’t have the biggest arm, but he’s deadly accurate. According to OBR’s Cory Kinnan, Zappe was actually the most accurate deep passer in this class of quarterbacks last season.

Quarterback is obviously the most important position in football, and Zappe could become a quality backup.

Round 6 (206th overall): Joshua Williams, CB (Fayetteville State)

Joshua Williams increased his value at the NFL Combine. He has excellent length. At 6’3″, he is tied with Ahmad Garnder for the second-tallest cornerback in this draft class. Williams’ arm length of 32 7/8″ should also help his draft stock.

Williams’ 4.53-second 40-yard dash is the 10th-fastest in NFL history for a cornerback who is 6’3″ or taller according to Pro Football Reference.

Williams had five interceptions the past two seasons at Fayetteville State. He is an intriguing prospect at this stage of the draft.

Round 7 (232nd overall): Ja’Tyre Carter, OT (South)

Finally, the Broncos add an offensive tackle. Carter was excellent in pass protection at Southern. He hasn’t allowed a sack in three seasons, and he had a PFF pass blocking rating of 93.2 last season.

Round 7 (234th overall): Master Teague III, RB (Ohio State)

Teague wasn’t the lead at Ohio State, but he was impressive in his role. His biggest game last season was against #7 Michigan State; Teague rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown.

Teague displayed impressive athleticism at Ohio State Pro Day. He ran a 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds and performed 27 reps on the bench press.

40 times since Ohio State Pro Day

RB Master Teague 4.44WR Chris Booker 4.52WR/RB/DB Demario McCall 4.53DT Antwuan Jackson 5.15OL Thayer Munford 5.33

Teague was also the best player on the bench (27), had the best long jump 10-11 and tied for best upright with Booker (36).

— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) March 23, 2022

He should contribute on special teams and add more running back depth to the roster.


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