The Denver Broncos weren’t done wheeling and dealing on day three of the 2019 NFL Draft despite moving up and down on the first two days.
John Elway sent the 148th overall pick to San Francisco for veteran linebacker Dekoda Watson, who played in all 16 games for the Broncos in 2016.
The Broncos then drafted Oregon linebacker Justin Hollins with the 156th-overall pick.
Hollins recorded 174 tackles, 35 tackles for loss and 14 sacks over his final three seasons at Oregon, and the versatile linebacker is expected to add depth at the position as well as contributing on special teams.
Justin Hollins was the highest-graded edge defender from the Pac-12 this season. pic.twitter.com/j7dBhZe2dd— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) January 29, 2019
At 6-5, 248 pounds, Hollins ran an impressive 4.5 40-yard dash, has and was named defensive MVP in the East-West Shrine Game. His freakish athletic ability should help the Broncos in coverage.
Elway also sent the 212th (sixth round) and 237th (seventh round) picks to Carolina to move up to 187, where the Broncos took Colorado wide receiver
Juwann Winfree stayed in Colorado to train ahead of the draft at Landow Performance. I remember someone who knows him well telling me: “If you thought Phillip Lindsay surprised, wait until you see Juwann Winfree.”— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) April 27, 2019
Broncos’ 2019 Draft Picks
|1||20||Noah Fant||Tight End||Iowa|
|2||41||Dalton Risner||Offensive Line||Kansas|
|3||71||Dre’Mont Jones||Defensive Line||Ohio State|
|5||156||Justin Hollins||Edge Rusher||Oregon|
|6||187||Juwann Winfree||Wide Receiver||Colorado|