The annual NFL Draft will commence on Thursday, April 28, in Las Vegas. If the location makes you more likely to bet on this event, so be it: There are many good prop bets on Colorado Sports betting apps available for the three-day talent acquisition.
The Denver Broncos will not have a first-round selection in this year’s draft, as a result of the trade with Seattle that netted quarterback Russell Wilson. The Broncos also traded one of their second-round picks to the Seahawks in that deal, but they did receive an extra fourth-round pick and have extra picks in other rounds as well.
It’s been a dramatic offseason for Denver, who have a new QB, new head coach, and new personnel in the front office to manage their Draft day strategy.
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Broncos’ Needs In 2022 NFL Draft
The Broncos’ biggest needs are at cornerback, offensive tackle, and tight end. They could also use an upgrade at running back. That’s a lot of shopping to do over NFL Draft Weekend, which spreads over three days.
While they paid a price to get Wilson, the Broncos still have a slew of picks, with three in rounds 2 and 3 and six more in rounds 4-7.
Broncos’ Draft Picks:
- 1st Round: No Pick
- 2nd Round: #64 overall
- 3rd Round: #75 overall
- 3rd Round: #96 overall
- 4th Round: #115 overall
- 4th Round: #116 overall
- 5th Round: #152 overall
- 6th Round: #206 overall
- 7th Round: #232 overall
- 7th Round: #234 overall
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Broncos Draft Betting Specials
FanDuel Colorado lists odds of +340 that Denver will select a linebacker with the No. 64 overall pick — their first pick as of now. The odds for Denver selecting a running back with that pick are +380, and the odds for Denver selecting an offensive lineman or a defensive lineman are equal at +430.
The top two picks in the NFL Draft are probably going to be edge rushers or defensive linemen, and you can hop on a betting market for the exact order of the first two picks being Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson and then Georgia’s Travon Walker. Caesars Colorado has the odds for that listed at +145.
Many Broncos fans are excited at the possibility that Denver may pluck Trey McBride in the draft. McBride, who starred at Colorado State, is considered one of the best tight ends available. In his senior year, McBride won the John Mackey Trophy as the best tight end in college football. He’s a tad small as NFL tight ends go, but he’s quick and a tactical blocker with good hands.
Russell Wilson likes to dump the ball off to a tight end, and the Broncos need help at the position. The only two questions are: Will the former Ram be available in the second round when Denver makes its picks, and will the team even consider drafting a tight end at that point?
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