2022 NFL Draft: Denver Broncos 7-round mock

Nakobe Dean, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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Denver Broncos mock draft, Kyler Gordon
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 26: Kyler Gordon #2 of the Washington Huskies reacts after a stop against the Washington State Cougars during the first quarter at Husky Stadium on November 26, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /

Round 2: Kyler Gordon

The Broncos compete in a division where high-flying passing attacks are the rule rather than the exception. As such, Denver can never have too many high-level cornerbacks to deploy on a weekly basis.

Gordon is the rare collegiate corner who shows chops as a cover guy and a run defender. His scheme versatility could push his draft stock all the way up into Round 1. If he slips into the second round, Denver and a host of other teams should be very interested in stopping his fall.

Round 2: Chad Muma

Denver’s defensive overhaul continues with the selection of another athletic linebacker towards the end of Round 2. Muma isn’t quite the nuclear athlete that Dean is, but he’s more than quick enough to hold up in coverage against a variety of opponents.

Unlike Dean, Muma possesses the required size to be a standout run defender. He can help Denver take a major step forward in that regard. Run defending linebackers can get lost in the shuffle during the draft, but Muma’s highlight tape will help him avoid any slippage.