3 Cornerbacks Broncos Need to Target in 2022 NFL Draft
The Denver Broncos are one team that's been looking at adding cornerback depth this offseason. Stephon Gilmore would've been a solid addition to their defense, but the Broncos are now back to square one after the veteran CB signed a two-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts on Friday.
Fortunately, the Broncos still have eight selections to make at the 2022 NFL Draft. Although they no longer have their first-rounder, picks at No. 64, 75 and 96 on Day 2 could yield some NFL-ready help.
Here's a look at three cornerbacks that the Broncos need to target in the 2022 NFL Draft.
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1. Martin Emerson Jr., Mississippi State
Martin Emerson Jr. is one projected second/third-round talent that could help the Broncos with their cornerback needs. The 21-year-old defender enjoyed a solid career over the last three seasons at Mississippi State. He suited up in 36 games in that time, recording 152 total tackles, 15 defended passes and an interception. Emerson's 11 broken-up passes in 2020 led the entire SEC, showing a glimpse of what he could potentially do in the NFL. If he can continue developing with the Broncos, he'll be a defensive contributor for the foreseeable future.
2. Tariq Woolen, UTSA
At 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, UTSA's Tariq Woolen has one of the bigger frames among cornerbacks in this year's draft. He's coming off a campaign with the Roadrunners that saw him record 25 total tackles, five defended passes and an interception in nine games. What makes Woolen an attractive pick is a fact that he's incredibly fast, proven by his 4.26-second 40-yard dash at the Draft Combine. He still has things to work on, such as muscle mass and playing more physical, however, his raw athleticism alone makes him an attractive target for Denver.
3. Jalyn Armour-Davis, Alabama
Although many Alabama talents are being hyped up this year, one player flying under the radar is Jalyn Armour-Davis. The 2021 campaign was Armour-Davis' first crack at starting snaps with Alabama. He finished with career-highs across the board, racking up 32 total tackles, four defended passes and three interceptions (each returned for an average of 17.0 yards). If the Broncos are ready for a project CB, Armour-Davis could be their guy.
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