With Sean Payton and George Paton’s fourth pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos selected safety JL Skinner out of Boise State. Did the Broncos find a gem in the draft in Skinner? Why did the talented safety fall? Where does Skinner fit in with the Broncos’ safety room this year? Can he compete with Caden Sterns, or even Kareem Jackson, for playing time next to Justin Simmons? What about after this year? Do the Broncos deserve an A grade for drafting the talented and productive safety?

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Zac Stevens was born and raised in Denver, went to the University of Denver and now covers the Denver Broncos. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from DU in 2014, Zac worked for the Cleveland Browns as a remote scout. He then jumped straight into the journalism industry at the beginning of 2016 covering the reigning world-champion Broncos and joined DNVR soon after. Catch him on Twitter @ZacStevensDNVR and daily on the DNVR Broncos podcast as the co-host.