The Denver Broncos are pleased to introduce their eight draftees from the 2022 NFLHC Draft.
First Round, 21st overall selection
OLB Evan Walsh 5-11 218 R Nevada [Coverage]  81
Evan Walsh was a standout for the Nevada Wolfpack and helped lead the program to 45 wins and four ranked finishes during his time in Reno. He was a first-team All-MWC selection from 2018-2020 and was twice named National Defensive Player of the Week. At the 2022 NFLHC Combine, he posted the fastest three-cone drill of all defensive players and the highest vertical leap of all front seven players.
Career stats: 129 tackles, 4 INT, 11.5 sacks, FF, FR, TD, 2 PD
Second Round, 54th overall selection
OT Marc Allen 6-6 281 R Western Michigan [Pass Blocking] [-1/C] 80
Marc Allen started all 28 career games during his tenure at Western Michigan, holding down the left tackle spot for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. During that time, the Broncos compiled a 24-4 record, won two MAC Championships, and had two top 14 finishes. He helped open holes for standout RB DeSean Madison, who gained over 3,100 yards and scored 44 touchdowns the last two seasons. During the NFLHC Combine, he ran the third fastest three-cone of all offensive linemen and measured in as the second-tallest overall player (tied).
Career stats: 28 starts at left tackle
Third Round, 86th overall selection
WR Sebastian Porter 6-1 208 R UTSA [Target]  77
Porter signed with the UTSA Roadrunners out of junior college and was immediately inserted into the starting lineup for his senior season. He led the team in catches, yards, and touchdowns, and was one of two players in the WAC to haul in 10+ touchdowns and average 15+ yards per catch. He had the second most bench press reps among all wide receivers at the Combine and ran an impressive 4.52 40 at 6'1" 208 lbs.
Career stats: 56 catches, 843 yards, 10 TD
Fourth Round, 121st overall selection
RB Bernard Shook 5-8 182 R USC [Speed]  76
Shook was a one-year wonder for the Trojans, starting in his lone season in Los Angeles. He finished the season as the third-leading rusher in the conference and was one of two PAC-12 backs to have double-digit 100+ yard games (Trevon Yeldon). He was the MVP of the 2021 Sun Bowl (166 total yards, 2 TD) as USC knocked off Minnesota 31-10.
Career stats: 293 carries 1,485 yards, 13 TD, 4 catches, 53 yards
Fourth Round, 127th overall selection
FS Ayden Whitaker 6-1 218 R Army [Man Coverage]  79
Ayden Whitaker was a four-year starter for Army after redshirting in 2017. He helped lead the Black Knights to a record-setting 2020 season, where they won a team-high 10 games, including the 2020 Military Bowl. Whitaker was key in that victory, hauling in an interception and three tackles in the 35-14 win over South Florida. His vertical leap at the 2022 NFLHC Combine was the third highest among all defensive players and in the top 10 overall.
Career stats: 76 tackles, 8 INT, 3 PD
Fifth Round, 171st overall selection
OG Marco Woodward 6-1 269 R Kentucky [Run Blocking]  76
Woodward signed with the Wildcats out of Owens Community College in Toledo, OH and was immediately plugged into the starting lineup. In his lone season in Lexington, he started all 12 games at left tackle, due to a shortage of quality OL. He protected Elijah McManus' blindside, en route to the Kentucky signal-caller tossing 42 touchdowns and over 4,200 yards.
Career stats: 12 consecutive starts
Sixth Round, 194th overall selection
RB Nathaniel Ruff 5-6 176 R Akron [Speed]  74
Ruff was a four-year starter for the Zips and owns the entire rushing record book for the program. He improved his yards per carry from his freshman season to his senior campaign by more than 1.2 yards, and finished his Akron career by taking home the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl MVP Trophy.
Career stats: 1,088 carries, 5,242 yards, 52 TD, 4 catches, 42 yards, 1 kick return TD
Seventh Round, 229th overall selection
K Anthony Harris 6-2 151 R NC State [Accuracy]  79
Harris was a two-year starter for the Wolfpack and was one of the most accurate medium-range kickers in the country. He was 26/28 on field goals from inside 45 yards and only missed one kick from under 40 yards his entire career. He also connected on three kicks of 50+ yards and made a career long 53 yarder in 2021.
Career stats: 38/48 FG, 53/53 PAT
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