June 25, 2022

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Denver Broncos Film Room: Examining Whether OLB Nik Bonitto Offers Long-Term Starter Upside

With the No. 64 overall pick of the 2022 NFL draft, the Denver Broncos selected Oklahoma edge rusher Nik Bonitto. A former four-star recruit from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Bonitto showed tremendous growth as a player during his time with the Sooners.

The rookie figures to add a nasty pass-rush presence as a rotational depth piece early on with the potential to develop into a high-quality starter at the next level here in the next few years. Bonitto — a redshirt junior with three years of starting experience for the Sooners — was named as the 2022 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year according to Pro Football Focus.