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Broncos Draft in the books, excitement builds for 2022 season

The offseason is underway and the new crop of rookies has entered the equation. Let’s ride!

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Good morning, Broncos Country!

Now that’s how an NFL Draft should feel.

Stress-free.

Enjoyable.

Not having to fret if a quarterback is on the docket and if he’ll actually pan out.

At least for Draft casuals such as myself, that is. And it’s all because the Denver Broncos finally have an elite franchise quarterback in Russell Wilson.

And as some have pointed out in the comments, George Paton used his first-round pick in the NFL Draft on Wilson. That’s a pick with a lot of upside and potential.

In all seriousness, it all ties back to what everyone on MHR and Broncos Country has said since the trade broke to the world (and still doesn’t feel real) — excitement is back in Denver.

Time will tell about the additions Paton and his staff got through the Draft. The players the Broncos selected fill needs and bring depth. And based on the success of last year, I’m anxious to see what the new coaching staff does with this crop of players.

But the addition of Wilson is the driver for Denver.

For the first time in six years, there is a giddiness in Broncos Country. Still. And it’s not going to slow down. Seemingly everywhere you go, people find a way to talk about Wilson and the Broncos. The people in their gear have a pep in their step.

Yes, Denver still has to do it on the field and there is a lot of work left to accomplish.

The offseason is underway and the new crop of rookies has entered the equation.

Let’s ride!

Broncos News

Russell Wilson shirts now available for Broncos Country - Mile High Report
Now that the Russell Wilson trade is official, Broncos fans can celebrate with new shirts and hoodies.

Broncos off to ‘good start’ in 2022 NFL Draft, adding pair of impact players and three picks
The Broncos added Nik Bonitto and Greg Dulcich on Day 2 and, in the process, Denver also added two 2022 fifth-round picks and a 2023 third-round pick.

Broncos NFL draft pick | 9news.com
The Denver Broncos pick up Oklahoma edge rusher Nik Bonitto and UCLA tight end Greg Dulcich in the NFL Draft.

Broncos NFL draft picks 2022 | 9news.com
The Broncos began their busy third and final day of the NFL Draft by selecting Pitt cornerback Damarri Mathis and Iowa State defensive tackle Eyioma Uzarurike

Denver Broncos' can pair Nik Bonitto with their top pass-rushers after patience pays off - Denver Broncos Blog- ESPN
The Broncos had some tense moments in the second round waiting for the Oklahoma pass-rusher.

Broncos address defensive in fourth round, taking Damarri Mathis, Eyioma Uwazurike
The draft buzz centers on the first round hugs and the high-profile names. However, rosters are built in the later rounds, providing important depth and creating financial flexibility as young players assume important roles that allow for the pursuit of high-priced free agents.

John Harbaugh trolls former Broncos coach Vic Fangio on Ravens setting NFL Draft record with six Round 4 picks - CBSSports.com
Harbaugh admitted he couldn't help himself when joking at Fangio's expense.

NFL News

New York Jets' brass downplays unfamiliar praise for NFL draft class
The Jets are shrugging off universal praise for their draft class, with coach Robert Saleh saying it'll be "about three years" before they know how successful the past three days have been.

2022 NFL draft -- Analysis of all 262 selections
The 2022 NFL draft is underway: Get insights on all 32 teams' draft picks and trades from our NFL Nation reporters.

NFL Draft format could eventually undergo a big change: Roger Goodell doesn't rule out possibility of lottery - CBSSports.com
The NFL commissioner had an interesting answer when asked about the possibility of switching the draft to a lottery system

Op-Ed: Faster, stronger, safer: 2022 NFL Draft class is health and safety generation
Jeff Miller, NFL executive vice president overseeing health and safety, writes that the 2022 NFL Draft class has "grown up playing a game where the health and safety of athletes has been a prominent focus throughout their entire playing career."

Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft tight end, but GM says that won't affect potential Rob Gronkowski return
The Buccaneers selected Washington tight end Cade Otton in the fourth round of the NFL draft, but Tampa Bay doesn't expect the pick to affect the potential return of Rob Gronkowski, who still hasn't announced if he's playing in 2022.