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State of the Franchise: Denver Broncos

Breaking down the Denver Broncos roster. Where they stand now, and what they need to do.
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DENVER BRONCOS COACHING STAFF

HC: Nathaniel HACKETT
OC: Justin OUTTEN
DC: Ejiro EVERO
ST: Dwayne STUKES

DENVER BRONCOS OFFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

QB, Russell WILSON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 73.9
  • Contract – Russell Wilson signed a 4 year [2020-2023], $140M new money extension with the Seattle Seahawks.

RB, Javonte WILLIAMS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 75.9
  • Contract – Javonte Williams signed a 4 year [2021-2024], $8,865,753 contract with the Denver Broncos.

WR, Courtland SUTTON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 71.2
  • Contract – Courtland Sutton signed a 4 year [2022-2025], $60,800,000 contract with the Denver Broncos.

WR, Tim PATRICK

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 71.2
  • Contract – Tim Patrick signed a 3 year [2022-2024], $34,000,000 contract with the Denver Broncos.

WR, Jerry JEUDY

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 68.7
  • Contract – Jerry Jeudy signed a 4 year [2020-2024*], $15,192,974 contract with the Denver Broncos.

TE, Albert OKWUEGBUNAM

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 67.3
  • Contract – Albert Okwuegbunam signed a 4 year [2020-2023], $4,044,044 contract with the Denver Broncos.

LT, Garett BOLLES

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 76.6
  • Contract – Garett Bolles signed a 4 year [2021-2024], $68,000,000 contract with the Denver Broncos.

LG, Dalton RISNER

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 68.5
  • Contract – Dalton Risner signed a 4 year [2019-2022], $7,142,284 contract with the Denver Broncos.

C, Lloyd CUSHENBERRY III

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 64.2
  • Contract – Lloyd Cushenberry signed a 4 year [2020-2023], $4,655,990 contract with the Denver Broncos.

RG, Graham GLASGOW

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 65.1
  • Contract – Graham Glasgow signed a 4 year [2020-2023], $44,000,000 contract with the Denver Broncos.

RT, Billy TURNER

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 66.2
  • Contract – Billy Turner signed a 1 year [2022], $2,500,000 contract with the Denver Broncos.

Bench Depth

S. Williams (LWR), K. Hinton (RWR), K.J. Hamler (SWR), C. Anderson (LT), N. Muti (LG), Q. Meinerz (C, RG), T. Compton (RT), E. Tomlinson (TE), B. Rypien (QB), M. Boone (RB), A. Beck (FB)

DENVER BRONCOS DEFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

DE, Dre'Mont JONES

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 57.8
  • Contract – Dre’Mont Jones signed a 4 year [2019-2022], $4,158,800 contract with the Denver Broncos.

NT, D.J. JONES

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 73.2
  • Contract – D.J. Jones signed a 3 year [2022-2024], $30,000,000 contract with the Denver Broncos.

DE, DeShawn WILLIAMS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 56.2
  • Contract – DeShawn Williams signed a 1 year [2022], $1,165,000 contract with the Denver Broncos.

SLB, Bradley CHUBB

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 45.0
  • Contract – Bradley Chubb signed a 4 year [2018-2022*], $27,271,241 contract with the Denver Broncos.

ILB, Josey JEWELL

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 83.5
  • Contract – Josey Jewell signed a 2 year [2022-2023], $11,000,000 contract with the Denver Broncos.

ILB, Alex SINGLETON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 52.3
  • Contract – Alex Singleton signed a 1 year [2022], $1,115,000 contract with the Denver Broncos.

WLB, Randy GREGORY

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 78.6
  • Contract – Randy Gregory signed a 5 year [2022-2026], $70,000,000 contract with the Denver Broncos.

LCB, Pat SURTAIN II

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 66.1
  • Contract – Patrick Surtain II signed a 4 year [2021-2025*], $20,962,628 contract with the Denver Broncos.

SS, Kareem JACKSON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 52.0
  • Contract – Kareem Jackson signed a 1 year [2022], – contract with the Denver Broncos.

FS, Justin SIMMONS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 74.8
  • Contract – Justin Simmons signed a 4 year [2021-2024], $61,000,000 contract with the Denver Broncos.

RCB, Ronald DARBY

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 61.1
  • Contract – Ronald Darby signed a 3 year [2021-2023], $30,000,000 contract with the Denver Broncos.

SCB, K'Waun WILLIAMS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 63.3
  • Contract – K’Waun Williams signed a 2 year [2022-2023], $5,200,000 contract with the Denver Broncos.

Bench Depth

J. Harris (DE), M. Purcell (NT), M. Agim (DE), J. Cooper (SLB), J. Strnad (ILB), J. Griffith (ILB), M. Reed (WLB), M. Ojemudia (LCB), C. Sterns (SS), J.R. Reed (FS), E. Bassey (RCB)

Team Needs

OFFENSE

Average PFF Grade: 69.9

Starters with contracts expiring after 2022: D. Risner (LG), B. Turner (RT)

Below average PFF grades: J. Jeudy (68.7), A. Okwuegbunam (67.3), D. Risner (68.5), L. Cushenberry III (64.2), G. Glasgow (65.1), B. Turner (66.2)


DEFENSE

Average PFF Grade: 63.7

Starters with contracts expiring after 2022: D. Jones (DE), D. Williams (DE), B. Chubb (SLB), A. Singleton (ILB), K. Jackson (SS)

Below average PFF grades: D. Jones (57.8), D. Williams (56.2), B. Chubb (45.0), A. Singleton (52.3), K. Jackson (52.0), R. Darby (61.1), K. Williams (63.3)

2022 Draft Picks

Round 2: No. 64 (from Rams)
Round 3: No. 75
Round 3: No. 96 (from Rams)
Round 4: Nos. 115
Round 4: No. 116 (from Seahawks)
Round 5: No. 145 (from Lions)
Round 6: No. 206 (from Buccaneers through Jets and Eagles)
Round 7: No. 232

2022 Cap Space

Draft Strategy

Low PFF grades: SLB (45.0), SS (52.0), ILB (52.3), DE (56.2), DE (57.8)

Expiring contracts: LG (68.5), RT (66.2), DE (57.8), DE (56.2), SLB (45.0), ILB (52.3), SS (52.0)

2022 NFL Draft Top Prospects: DEFENSIVE PLAYERSWRS, OL, TES, QBS, RBS

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