7 players most likely to steal squad spots


Jonathon Cooper, Denver Broncos. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

By most accounts, Denver Broncos general manager George Paton did a great job in his first offseason rebuilding the team’s roster.

The Broncos still have question marks over the team’s most important position, the quarterback, but most of the basic positions appear to have improved a lot. The team does have a certain underhanded depth in several positions, however, which makes this coming summer interesting.

The Broncos are a team looking to get out of the basement of the AFC West. To do this, they will need to start by putting together the best roster of 53 players possible.

There are several players who are already locked into a roster, which makes it easy to project many squad spots from the start. But what about those last 10 spots or so where things aren’t that clear and there will be some major competition?

Sayre Bedinger recently attempted to project the final roster, but who are the guys who could steal some of these spots?

Here you’ll see a few names that not many people will pick to make the squad, whether it’s because it’s late-round draft picks or players who weren’t picked at all, but they are all capable of being in the bottom 53.

Warren Jackson, wide receiver

Denver Broncos, Warren Jackson

Denver Broncos UDFA Warren Jackson. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

How many wide receivers will the Broncos keep?

Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler and Tim Patrick are anything but bolts to get there. Diontae Spencer is the team’s return specialist, but beyond that he’s wide open.

Tyrie Cleveland and sixth-round pick Seth Williams seem to have the best chance of securing the next two spots, if the team retains seven receivers, but don’t look behind undrafted wide receiver Warren Jackson.

Jackson is tall at 6ft 6in and has been waiting for the chance to prove himself as a professional football player since he was a young boy. If he can learn to use that size to his advantage, he could be a great guy under the radar for this team.

Sure, that might take a while to develop, so he projects himself better as a guy on the practice squad, but a guy like Cleveland will have to show a lot more than he did in his season. rookie season for the team to just give him a free pass.


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