If the 2022 NFL draught is thing similar the ones successful caller memory, there’s going to beryllium plentifulness of speculation connected the Broncos pursuing a quarterback.
But Pro Football Focus’ Michael Renner is going a antithetic absorption for Denver successful his latest mock draft: Linebacker.
Renner has the Broncos selecting Utah inferior Devin Lloyd with the 14th wide prime successful the mock draught released connected Monday.
“The Broncos person been decimated astatine the presumption this season, truthful Lloyd would bring immoderate needed stability,” Michael Renner writes. “He’s arsenic implicit an all-around linebacker arsenic you’ll spot successful assemblage shot and recorded 30 pressures, 52 stops and 4 picks this season.”
The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Lloyd is listed arsenic the 21st-best imaginable connected Renner’s large board: “There whitethorn beryllium nary amended all-around linebacker successful the class. Take connected blocks, blitz, screen choky ends — it doesn’t substance due to the fact that Lloyd tin bash it. It’s wherefore helium earned an 89.2 people this twelvemonth with above-average grades successful each facet.”
For the record, Renner has 3 quarterbacks taken successful the archetypal round: Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett (No. 3 to Houston), Ole Miss’ Matt Corral (No. 9 to Carolina) and North Carolina’s Sam Howell (No. 18 to Pittsburgh).