While on the surface, the Broncos’ blockbuster deal trading away Bradley Chubb appears to be a play for the future, George Paton made it clear he isn’t throwing in the towel on the 2022 season.
The Broncos certainly don’t have a shortage of pass rushers.
But who will lead the team in sacks?
When analyzing Nik Bonitto and how his game translates to the NFL, his ability to bend and explode around the edge is usually the first thing mentioned. But while his physical and athletic profile has generated plenty of discussions, the most critical attribute of Bonitto’s may just be a single statistic. Pass rush win rate (PRWR). The NFL’s Next Gen Stats initiative, in conjunction with the normalization of stats like EPA and air yards, has transformed how football is seen, evaluated and analyzed. While the NFL’s analytic era is only in its embryonic stage, stats like PRWR have already proven to be a reliable barometer, not only for the evaluation of NFL talent but how we can evaluate incoming NFL…
For the first time since 2010, the Broncos are without Von Miller heading into the summer months.
However, the wave of pass rushers George Paton has assembled are showing traits, flashes and promise to take over in the post-Miller era.
The guys discuss what they learned from the Broncos' rookie minicamp, break down why Greg Dulcich's is sticking out, answer listener questions and much more.
Who was the Broncos’ best value draft pick?
Was it Nik Bonitto, who is one of the draft’s best speed rushers?
Or Montrell Washington, who would have a big impact in special teams?
The fellas give their pick!
The guys discuss their biggest takeaways from the NFL Draft, break down the Broncos' draft class, talk about the role Nik Bonitto will have in 2022, answer listener questions and much more.
The Broncos’ first two picks in the draft will certainly have a role their rookie season.
But they aren’t guaranteed to start.
George Paton and Nathaniel Hackett explained what roles Nik Bonitto and Greg Dulcich will have in 2022.
Broncos GM George Paton admitted that he considered moving up for both NIk Bonitto and Greg Dulcich. “We were tempted, and we had a lot of conversations,” he said. “And it just worked out where we didn’t have to trade up.”
”You just can’t have enough pass rushers,” George Paton said six days before the NFL Draft. And he backed that up by selecting Oklahoma edge rusher Nik Bonitto with the No. 64 overall pick.
George Paton and the Broncos enter the 2022 NFL Draft with nine picks. But after the blockbuster trade for Russell Wilson, Denver doesn't have a pick in the first round. In fact, their first pick isn't until the final pick of the second round.
Here's everything you need to know about the Broncos' 2022 draft.