Broncos choose Lukas Van Ness in Bucky Brooks’ first 2023 NFL mock draft

In his first 2023 NFL mock draft, Bucky Brooks of NFL Community has the Denver Broncos deciding on Iowa edge defender Lukas Van Ness with the twenty ninth total choose within the first spherical.

“Move rushers are coveted at a premium in a division that includes Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert,” Brooks wrote as his commentary for the Van Ness choice on

The Broncos have a late first-round choose from the San Francisco 49ers that they acquired via the Miami Dolphins in the Bradley Chubb trade final fall. Brooks’ mock draft has Denver primarily swapping Chubb out for a youthful, cheaper move rusher.

Van Ness (6-5, 275 kilos) was a 4-3 defensive finish in school, however he may transition to outdoors linebacker if chosen by an NFL crew that runs a 3-4 base protection. He was a two-year starter for the Hawkeyes, totaling 13 sacks and 19 tackles for losses in 26 video games.

This yr’s draft can be held in Kansas Metropolis from April 27-29.

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