Nik Bonitto gets second sack of Kellen Mond in as many snaps | Broncos vs. Vikings
Outside linebacker Nik Bonitto sacks Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kellen Mond on back-to-back plays.
Nik Bonitto strip-sacks Kellen Mond in final minutes of fourth quarter | Broncos vs. Vikings
Outside linebacker Nik Bonitto records a strip-sack on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kellen Mond.
Nik Bonitto focused on 'getting better at [his] craft, learning the different techniques' at rookie minicamp
Outside linebacker Nik Bonitto meets with the media during rookie minicamp to discuss what he wants to get out of the next two days, learning the playbook and more.
OLB Nik Bonitto excited about 'learning the playbook [and] getting under this great coaching we have here'
Second-round pick outside linebacker Nik Bonitto discusses officially becoming a Denver Bronco, his excitement for rookie minicamp and more.
'I just immediately started crying': OLB Nik Bonitto on getting the call from Denver
Outside linebacker Nik Bonitto sits down to discuss what it means to be a Denver Bronco, the type of player he is and more.
'He's really going to add a lot to our team': OLB Nik Bonitto's introductory press conference
Defensive Coordinator Ejiro Evero introduces outside linebacker Nik Bonitto before Bonitto, the 64th-overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, takes questions from Denver media.
Southwest Area Scout Eugene Armstrong impressed by Nik Bonitto's 'flexibility [and] his explosiveness off the edge'
Broncos Southwest Area Scout Eugene Armstrong details what stood out to him about outside linebacker Nik Bonitto's game.
The Call: Second-round pick Nik Bonitto drafted by Broncos
Oklahoma edge rusher Nik Bonitto gets the call from GM George Paton and Broncos coaches after being selected in the second round.
2022 NFL Draft highlights: Second-round pick Nik Bonitto
Watch college highlights of 2022 second-round pick OLB Nik Bonitto, whom the Broncos drafted with the 64th-overall pick.
HC Nathaniel Hackett on No. 64 pick Nik Bonitto: 'He can rush, and that's what we are looking for'
Head Coach Nathaniel Hackett reacts to the Broncos' selection of outside linebacker Nik Bonitto with the 64th-overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
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BONITTO AT A GLANCE:
- An outside linebacker who appeared in 39 career games (30 starts) over four seasons at the University of Oklahoma from 2018-21.
- Totaled 117 tackles (68 solo), 18.5 sacks (119 yds.), one interception, seven passes defensed, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries during his career.
- Finished collegiate career ranked 13th in school history—and third among linebackers—in career sacks (18.5).
- Garnered numerous awards and distinctions following the 2021 season, including Pro Football Focus 2021 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, second-team All-Big 12 honors and semifinalist recognition for the Chuck Bednarik Award.
- Started all 12 games played in 2021, recording 39 tackles (23 solo), seven sacks (39 yds.), one pass defensed, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries.
- Registered 32 tackles (18 solo), eight sacks (44 yds.) and two passes defensed in 10 games played (all starts) in 2020.
- Appeared in 14 games—starting the final eight—in 2019, posting 43 tackles (25 solo), 3.5 sacks (36 yds.), one interception and four passes defensed.
- Played three games and tallied three tackles in 2018 before being redshirted.
- Attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale Fla., where he recorded over 140 tackles during his high school career to go along with 17 sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
- Selected by the Broncos in the second round (64th overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Mile High Morning: The Broncos' pass rushers must find a way to affect QB Lamar Jackson
Denver has recorded just two sacks over the last three games, and The Denver Post's Parker Gabriel emphasized the importance of putting pressure on quarterback Lamar Jackson as the Broncos prepare to face the Ravens.
Mile High Morning: Where the Broncos' pass rush stands heading into Week 12
"The progress of Denver's pass rushers — [Baron] Browning, Jonathon Cooper, rookie Nik Bonitto and, when he returns, [Randy] Gregory — will be an important subplot over the final seven games," The Athletic's Nick Kosmider wrote.
'He continues to get better and better': After Bradley Chubb trade, OLB Nik Bonitto has opportunity to earn big role
"[I'm] just doing the same thing I've been doing: Taking the coaching points, looking at the guys ahead of me [to] see what they're doing and just continually trying to improve every week," Bonitto said.
Broncos rookies Greg Dulcich, Nik Bonitto have major impacts in Broncos' victory over Jaguars
"Once we started moving quick and getting things rolling, there was no stopping us," Dulcich said after the game.
Mile High Morning: After Randy Gregory's injury, Baron Browning and Nik Bonitto have big shoes to fill
"With Baron, I just know he's going to fill into that role and do the same things," Bradley Chubb said.
'That was a big-boy catch': Rookie Montrell Washington making plays as both a receiver and returner
Plus, find out how the Broncos plan to attack their struggles in the run game and what Nik Bonitto is focused on as the team approaches Week 1.
Broncos Camp Notebook: OLB Nik Bonitto finding stride as preseason debut approaches
The Broncos' second-round pick enjoyed perhaps his best practice since joining the team, as he could have recorded as many as four sacks in game conditions against the Cowboys during Thursday's joint practice.
Broncos Camp Observations: Denver's offense thrives, defense holds strong in joint practice with Cowboys
"We were just so locked in," Russell Wilson said of Thursday's practice.
Mile High Morning: When will the Broncos' offensive line take shape?
After the Broncos placed offensive lineman Billy Turner on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list on Tuesday, questions remain about how the offensive line will shape up.
Broncos Camp Notebook: OLB Bradley Chubb looking like old self as Broncos set to begin training camp
Plus, GM George Paton's shares his thoughts on Nik Bonitto and Greg Dulcich and more on the eve of training camp.
Mile High Morning: Three questions the Broncos need to answer before the 2022 season
CBS Sports' Jeff Kerr discusses whether Russell Wilson can bring the Broncos to the Super Bowl, who will start at tight end and how the pass rush will shape up.
Broncos Camp Questions: Which rookies will earn roles in Year 1?
We're interested in which of the Broncos' rookies will make an impact in their first season.
Broncos Camp Questions: Can the Broncos' outside linebackers lead a pass-rush resurgence?
New Defensive Coordinator Ejiro Evero inherits one of the top secondaries in the NFL, but the pass rush will need to deliver for the Broncos to reach their desired heights.
OLB Nik Bonitto signs rookie contract
The Broncos selected Bonitto in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft with the 64th-overall pick.
'This is the best Mother's Day gift that I could ever have': How Nik Bonitto's mother watched his dreams come true during the draft
As her son Nik Bonitto became a Bronco, Sandra Penn couldn't help but relive the path that made his NFL dreams a reality.
Mile High Morning: Nik Bonitto picked by Daniel Jeremiah as best value selection of the second round
Based on Jeremiah's ranking of the top 150 prospects, no team got better value in the second round.
Broncos off to 'good start' in 2022 NFL Draft, adding pair of impact players and three picks
The Broncos added Nik Bonitto and Greg Dulcich on Day 2 and, in the process, Denver also added two 2022 fifth-round picks and a 2023 third-round pick.
Reaction roundup: Broncos players and media reactions to the Broncos' Day 2 draft picks
See what current and former players, NFL analysts and other media have to say about the newest Denver Broncos.
Photos: Broncos draft picks Nik Bonitto and Greg Dulcich make their first trip to Denver
After being drafted by the Broncos on Friday, second-round pick Nik Bonitto and third-round pick Greg Dulcich made their first visit to UCHealth Training Center on Saturday to meet their new coaches and more.