Broncos draft S JL Skinner with 183rd-overall pick in 2023 NFL Draft

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos have added another defensive back to their roster.

Denver drafted Boise State safety JL Skinner from Boise State in the sixth round with the 183rd-overall pick.

“I’m very excited to get up there to Denver,” Skinner said Saturday. “I’m really blessed to be in this position.”

The Athletic’s Dane Brugler graded Skinner as the sixth-best safety in the draft and projected him as a third- or fourth-round pick.

A three-year starter, Skinner was a second-team All-Mountain West selection in 2021 and a first-team All-Mountain West choice in 2022. He recorded 65 tackles, eight passes defensed and four interceptions in 2022.

“My strengths, I’d say, are being very versatile, very physical,” Skinner said. “I’m somebody that knows the game very well, and I use that to my advantage. I would say I’m a very smart player, very physical. I would say the main thing I need to work on is just…

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