Broncos take two Badgers with late round NFL Draft picks
The Broncos finished off their 2022 NFL Draft with a pick in the sixth and seventh rounds. In the sixth, the Broncos went for Matt Henningsen at 206th overall. In the seventh, the Broncos selected cornerback Faion Hicks at No. 232. Both Henningsen and Hicks are from the University of Wisconsin. The Broncos drafted two Oklahoma teammates for the defensive side of the ball as well in the draft.
Henningsen, a defensive lineman, recorded eight sacks and 13 tackles for a loss in Madison. Henningsen joins Broncos’ third-round pick Greg Dulcich as another former walk-on that will be making their way to Dove Valley. At 6-foot-3, 289 pounds, Henningsen, is the third defensive front guy picked by the club, joining second-round selection Nik Bonitto and fourth-rounder Eyioma Uwazurike.
#Broncos got one of the best athletes at DT and one of the smartest players in the NFL Draft in Matt Henningsen.
Powerful nose tackle who finished in the top-97th percentile in agility and jumping drills (per @MathBomb)
— Eric Galko (@EricGalko) April 30, 2022
“I grew up watching Russell Wilson lead us to a Rose Bowl (at Wisconsin),” Henningsen said. “I can’t wait to get to Denver. I am super excited to go Denver.”
Matt Henningsen is a legit genius. One of the most intelligent well educated dudes coming here. But says his heart is in football. You can see how his intelligence appeals to Hackett. Never mind his talent. VERY Wisconsin sounding and remembers growing up watchin Russ rose bowl
— Darren McKee (@DMacRadio) April 30, 2022
— Cecil Lammey (@CecilLammey) April 30, 2022