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Broncos agree to terms with 6th-round draft pick JL Skinner

The Boise State safety has a 4-year, $4.04 million deal. Tall and talented, Skinner is recovering from pec surgery.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos reached agreement Thursday night on a four-year contract with sixth-round draft pick JL Skinner.

A large safety at 6-foot-4, 209 pounds, Skinner was selected with the No. 183 overall draft pick out of Boise State where he displayed Justin Simmons-type athleticism and ball-hawking skills. He had 4 interceptions last season.

The total value of Skinner's 4-year contract was slotted in at $4.036 million in total value, according to Spotrac, which included a $196,219 signing bonus. He is the second of the Broncos' five draft picks to have reached contract agreements. Seventh-round center Alex Forsyth finished his four-year deal, $3.92 million deal Wednesday.

That leaves the Broncos' top three draft picks — second-round receiver Marvin Mims, third-round linebacker Drew Sanders and third-round cornerback Riley Moss — to conclude their 4-year deals.

The Broncos' five draft picks are among the nearly 60 players overall participating in the team's rookie minicamp this weekend.

Credit: AP
Boise State safety JL Skinner (0) celebrates after a Tennessee-Martin false start penalty in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won 30-7. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)

Skinner suffered a torn pectoral muscle while training for the NFL Combine and while he will not participate during the Broncos' on-field portion of OTAs and minicamps, he is expected to be ready by training camp in late-July.

He will compete with Simmons, Caden Sterns and Kareem Jackson at the safety position this season while also contributing on special teams.



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