Best Cornerback Fits for the Broncos in the Second Round of the NFL Draft

Zach Brunner
Three cornerbacks for the Broncos to target in the second round.
Three cornerbacks for the Broncos to target in the second round. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images
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The Denver Broncos have made moves this offseason that makes it clear that they want to run the football and play solid defense, slowing down the game and hopefully grinding out wins. To do this, the once feared Broncos defense must make its return, and drafting a cornerback early will be needed.

While they traded for A.J. Bouye, the Broncos also let Chris Harris Jr. walk, which leaves a big need in the secondary. With that, these are the three best cornerback fits for the Broncos in the second round of the NFL Draft.

1. Trevon Diggs, Alabama

Trevon Diggs is a raw, athletic cornerback.
Trevon Diggs is a raw, athletic cornerback. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

As a former wide receiver at Alabama, Trevon Diggs is a tremendous athlete, but he is still learning the position and will need some development, struggling in some techniques and biting on double moves. But if he can master his craft and learn the position, he has top cornerback potential.

2. Kristian Fulton, LSU

Kristian Fulton dealt with injuries in 2019.
Kristian Fulton dealt with injuries in 2019. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Despite playing hurt for much of last season, Kristian Fulton had a solid 2019 season at LSU. He is capable of running with any receiver and he is tremendous at limiting separation. There are multiple experts predicting this is the way the Broncos go in the second round, if they do not move in the draft order.

3. Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi St.

Cameron Dantzler is 6-foot-2, but only 188 pounds.
Cameron Dantzler is 6-foot-2, but only 188 pounds. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Cameron Dantzler is a big, physical cornerback that is not afraid to come up and make a big tackle. He also has great instincts. His one flaw is his speed, and he did not do anything to dismiss the doubters at the NFL Combine. Because of this, he drops to the second round, but the Broncos have not been afraid to take a slower cornerback in the past.


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