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Denver Broncos: Alexander Johnson has saved the team a high pick

Going into the 2019 NFL Draft, many people felt like the Broncos had to come away with Devin White or Devin Bush at the linebacker position to find a player who could play all three downs and actually help cover backs and tight ends in the passing game along with playing the run.

White and Bush were both top 10 picks and deservedly so, but the Broncos knew they had more needs than just inside linebacker to fill and they also put a vote of confidence in players who were already on the roster.

Todd Davis was coming back from a strong season in 2018 and second-year player Josey Jewell -- a fourth-round pick in 2018 -- was supposed to be the starter next to Davis in Denver's defense.