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Draft will air on Denver7 Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Posted at 2:14 PM, Apr 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-28 18:36:07-04

DENVER – The Denver Broncos landed a franchise quarterback and an energetic, offense-oriented head coach this offseason. After general manager George Paton landed six impact players in his first draft last year, he’ll try to further bolster the team in the 2022 NFL Draft this week.

The first round of the NFL Draft starts at 6 p.m. Thursday and will air on Denver7, with first-round analysis from the Denver7 Sports Team to follow before Denver7 News at 10.

MORE: Troy Renck's Denver7 Broncos' Mock Draft

The Broncos do not currently own a first-round pick after trading their ninth overall pick to Seattle in the Russell Wilson deal.

On Friday, coverage for rounds 2 and 3 of the draft starts at 5 p.m. on Denver7, with analysis and more news and sports coverage to follow.

The Broncos currently own one second-round pick – No. 64 – and two third-round picks, Nos. 75 and 96 overall.

Coverage of rounds 4-7 of the draft starts at 10 a.m. Saturday on Denver7 after Denver7 News Saturday at 9 a.m. After the draft and its coverage is complete on Saturday, Denver7 News at 5 p.m. will follow.

As of Tuesday, the Broncos owned six picks in rounds 4-7 – Nos. 115 and 116 in the fourth; No. 152 in the fifth; No. 206 in the sixth; and Nos. 232 and 234 in the seventh.

Paton picked up six players in last year’s draft who had immediate impacts, including cornerback Pat Surtain II in the first round, running back Javonte Williams in the second, offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz and linebacker Baron Browning in the third, safety Caden Sterns in the fifth, and outside linebacker Jonathon Cooper in the seventh. He is looking to repeat his success this year.

"I think we’re in a really good spot. I think there’s going to be value in those rounds where we can upgrade our team, upgrade our depth, and upgrade our speed which is everything we need to do,” Paton said on Friday. “We’re fortunate that in free agency, we filled a lot of needs and throughout the offseason. We don’t need to reach for players.”

In Broncos Insider Troy Renck has the Broncos selecting Wyoming linebacker and Legend High School star Chad Muma in the second round, Cincinnati cornerback Coby Bryant in the third, and Oklahoma outside linebacker Nik Bonitto with their second pick in the third round.

Click here for more draft analysis from Troy, and tune in all this week for in-depth draft coverage from the Denver7 Sports Team.