NFL Draft Odds Suggest Broncos Targeting Surprising Position in Round 2 of NFL Draft

Max Staley
The Denver Broncos' NFL Draft odds have the team targeting a surprising position group.
The Denver Broncos' NFL Draft odds have the team targeting a surprising position group. / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

One of the few drawbacks to trading for a superstar quarterback like Russell Wilson is that it costs a ton of draft capital. So Day 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft might've been a little boring for the Denver Broncos faithful, as their pick was sent to the Seattle Seahawks.

Day 2 should fix that in a hurry, as Denver owns three picks inside the top-100 selections. But FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL Draft odds suggest the Broncos could go in a surprising direction with their first pick of the night.

Broncos NFL Draft Odds

FanDuel Sportsbook's team specials suggest Denver is targeting a cornerback with its first pick of the draft. FanDuel puts the Broncos at +400 to draft a CB first, though linebacker, offensive line and defensive line aren't too far behind at +450.

It's surprising to see CB leading the way. Denver has spent a lot of resources on that position group recently. Patrick Surtain was the No. 9 pick in the draft last year, Ronald Darby signed a three-year, $30 million deal last offseason, and K'Waun Williams came in on a two-year deal this offseason. Plus, 2020 third-round pick Michael Ojemudia is still just 24 and should provide depth, at the very least.

Point being, it's a surprise that Denver is expected to go back to the cornerback well after investing so much into the position. It's not like this is a flawless group, but it doesn't immediately stick out as a the way linebacker or defensive tackle does.

Regardless of what Denver ends up doing, FanDuel Sportsbook expects the Broncos to be legit Super Bowl contenders, giving them +1600 odds to win it all in 2022 (T-No. 6 in the NFL).

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.