It’ll be a busy offseason for George Paton and the Denver Broncos. How many draft picks do the Broncos have to work with in the 2023 NFL Draft? Here’s how they’re situated after a tumultuous 2022 cycle.
Denver Broncos Draft Picks by Round in 2023
- Round 3, Pick 68 (from IND)
- Round 3, Pick 69
- Round 4, Pick 108
- Round 5, Pick 140
- Round 6, Pick 194 (from PIT)
- Round 7, Pick 247 (from MIN)
How Many Draft Picks Do the Broncos Have in 2023?
The Broncos have six total picks in the 2023 NFL Draft. Two picks are at the top of Round 3. Past that point, the Broncos have one pick each in Rounds 4, 5, 6, and 7.
Entering the season, the draft order didn’t include the Broncos in the first round. They traded both their original first-round and second-round picks — among other assets — to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for quarterback Russell Wilson.
The Broncos were able to get a first-round pick back by trading Bradley Chubb to the Dolphins. The Dolphins sent back a late first-rounder that had originally belonged to the 49ers — the 49ers sent it to Miami in a trade up for quarterback Trey Lance.
But then the Broncos traded this first-round pick acquired from Miami to New Orleans in exchange for the rights to head coach Sean Payton.
MORE: History of Denver Broncos First-Round NFL Draft Picks
Past Round 1, the Broncos have a gap in Round 2, which they can also attribute to the Wilson trade. They do, however, have two early third-round picks. One is their own, while Denver acquired the other in a 2022 NFL Draft trade down with the Colts, who were targeting safety Nick Cross.
The Broncos’ fourth and fifth-round picks are their own. Their sixth-round pick, meanwhile, was acquired from the Steelers in exchange for edge rusher Malik Reed.