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Finding Broncos: Five Edge Defenders to Improve the Depth

Finding Broncos scouts the 2023 NFL Draft with a group of edge defenders to improve the depth in the room.

There is plenty of potential with the Denver Broncos' edge rushers, but the question is, can they stay on the field? Their starting edge defenders, Randy Gregory and Baron Browning have plenty of injury concerns. Gregory has never played an entire season, and Browning has missed a lot of snaps over his two years in the NFL. They have Nik Bonitto developing, but where is he at? 

They also have Jacob Martin, who has only played over 400 snaps in a season once in his career. Jonathan Cooper is a solid rotational piece, and Christopher Allen is a complete unknown. So the potential is there, but the Broncos need to find a piece or two to help the room because it is a position filled with questions. 

Sep 10, 2022; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Haynes King (13) passes against the rush of Appalachian State Mountaineers linebacker Nick Hampton (9) in the second quarter at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 10, 2022; Tucson, Arizona, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive end Randy Charlton (5) against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras (7) gets sacked by Wisconsin linebacker Nick Herbig (19) during a NCAA Big Ten Conference football game, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. 221112 Wisc Iowa Fb 018 Jpg
Mar 2, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ferris State defensive lineman Caleb Murphy (DL41) participates in drills during the NFL combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Andre Jones makes a tackle as The Louisiana Ragin Cajuns take on Appalachian State for the Sunbelt Conference Champioship at Cajun Field. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Cajuns Appstate Sbc Championship 2 0570

The draft class for edge rushers is extremely strong and one of the two strongest position groups. That is a major benefit for the Broncos, who reportedly seek help in the room. Even with five draft picks, they can take advantage of the strength of the class, as talented prospects are going to fall.

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