After a somewhat surprising day 2 has come and gone, the Denver Broncos decided to stay put where they were. But with three third rounders, we have plenty of talk about for the Broncos.
77) Michael Ojemudia, CB, Iowa
A five year player in college, Ojemudia is a 6’1” 200 pound cornerback out of Iowa. Ojemudia is long and fast, with 32.25 inch arms and a 4.45 forty yard dash at the NFL Combine.
First of all, he fits the Fangio scheme like a glove. Ojemudia is physical and is extremely familiar with zone coverage, which Fangio loves to run. Additionally, he plays the run very well, coming away with 52 tackles in his final year at Iowa.
Furthermore, with AJ Bouye as the only known product at CB for the Broncos, Ojemudia provides some much needed depth. Bryce Callahan missed all of 2019 with a foot injury, and has never played a full 16 game season in his NFL career. The Broncos can’t afford to count on Callahan to play a full season. Ojemudia could feasibly be the starting #2 CB late in the season if he develops quickly.
83) Lloyd Cushenberry, C, LSU
Talk about a steal.
Cushenberry, was widely regarded as a top tier interior offensive lineman in the draft this year, and represents great value at 83rd overall. The second best center on my big board, Cushenberry was a team captain of high character on the Tigers. He donned the coveted #18 jersey along with defensive teammate K’Lavon Chaisson.
That specific jersey number is given to the team captains of the LSU squad, a tradition started in 2003. Although, he could not wear #18 as a lineman per NCAA rules, he wore an honorary patch on his jersey instead (pictured below).
Physically, Cushenberry has great length with arms at 34 inches long, but most importantly, he shows tremendous footwork and fits great at a position of need for the Broncos. Expect him to be a day one starter at center.
95) McTelvin Agim, IDL, Arkansas
Probably one of the lesser known prospects in the draft, Agim is a four year senior out of Arkansas. At 6’3” 309 pounds, Agim has the size to be a defensive tackle in the NFL. In his career at Arkansas he racked up 31 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks.
He displays inconsistent highs and lows on tape, because of a shift from DE to IDL in 2019. He shines with his burst through the gaps and quickness of the ball. While the Broncos defensive line doesn’t necessarily need help in 2020, Shelby Harris is only under contract for one year, and Jurrell Casey is on the wrong side of 30.
Agim is a developmental project and provides some decent depth in 2020.