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Where is the Broncos’ roster weakest right now?

The Denver Broncos roster looks pretty strong on paper, but there are some holes to fill heading into the 2022 NFL Draft.

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With the 2022 NFL Draft just a few weeks away, we need to take a peak at the current roster and identify where general manager George Paton needs to focus on to put forth the best possible team this season. The addition of quarterback Russell Wilson means that the championship window for this franchise is now.

In a tweet from our own Joe Rowles, he created an early depth chart for the Denver Broncos. I moved it into a table for ease of reading.

Broncos Pre-Draft Depth Chart

Position 1st String 2nd String 3rd String 4th String
Position 1st String 2nd String 3rd String 4th String
Quarterback Rusell Wilson Josh Johnson Brett Rypien
Running Back Javonte Williams Mike Boone Damarea Crockett
Fullback Andrew Beck
Wide Receiver Courtland Sutton Seth Williams
Wide Receiver Tim Patrick Kendall Hinton
Wide Receiver Jerry Jeudy KJ Hamler
Tight End Albert Okwuegbunam Eric Tomlinson Shaun Beyer
Left Tackle Garett Bolles Cody Conway Quinn Baily Drew Himmelman
Left Guard Dalton Risner Natane Muti Zack Johnson
Center Graham Glasgow Lloyd Cushenberry III
Right Guard Quinn Meinerz Ben Braden
Right Tackle Billy Turner Calvin Anderson Tom Compton Casey Tucker
Edge Rusher Randy Gregory Baron Browning Aaron Patrick Jonathan Kongbo
Nose Tackle D.J. Jones Mike Purcell Marquiss Spencer
3-Tech Dre'Mont Jones DeShawn Williams McTelvin Agim Jonathan Harris
Edge Rusher Bradley Chubb Jonathan Cooper Malik Reed Andre Mintze
Inside Linebacker Josey Jewell Justin Strnad Barrington Wade
Inside Linebacker Jonas Griffith Alex Singleton
Cornerback Patrick Surtain II Michael Ojemudia
Cornerback Ronald Darby
Slot Cornerback K'Waun Williams Essang Bassey
Safety Justin Simmons PJ Locke III JR Reed
Safety Kareem Jackson Caden STerns Jamar Johnson

I think Joe’s breakdown here is pretty solid. I think people might question Glasgow at center over Cushenberry, but I could see that happening with the team having such good depth at guard. They have been looking long and hard at centers in pre-draft visits, though. That is one of the positions to keep an eye on in the draft.

Another would be running back. It seems like a Day 2 pick at this position has a high probability, especially if a talent falls into the Broncos lap.

The last position that I think is in dire need of some bodies is at cornerback. Denver has very little depth at this position and if they are to play more nickel and dime packages under new defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero then they will need more cornerbacks.

What do you think of the Broncos current roster and where do you see its biggest weaknesses right now heading into the NFL Draft? Let us know in the comments section below.

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