Broncos release first official Depth Chart for the 2012 season

August 4, 2012; Englewood, CO, USA; General view of Sports Authority Field during training camp for the Denver Broncos. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Offense:

POS FIRST SECOND Third OTHER
WR Demaryius Thomas Matthew Willis Jason Hill Greg Orton
Tyler Grisham
Cameron Kenney
LT Ryan Clady Chris Clark Mike Remmers
LG Zane Beadles Adam Grant Austin Wuebbels
C J.D. Walton C.J. Davis Philip Blake
RG Chris Kuper Manny Ramirez Tony Hills Wayne Tribue
RT Orlando Franklin Ryan Harris
TE Joel Dreessen Jacob Tamme Virgil Green Julius Thomas
Anthony Miller
Cornelius Ingram
WR Eric Decker Andre Caldwell Brandon Stokley Mark Dell
Gerell Robinson
QB Peyton Manning Caleb Hanie Brock Osweiler Adam Weber
FB Chris Gronkowski Austin Sylvester
RB Willis McGahee Lance Ball Ronnie Hillman Knowshon Moreno
Jeremiah Johnson
Xavier Omon

Defense:

POS FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
LDE Jason Hunter Derek Wolfe Jeremy Beal
DT Ty Warren Kevin Vickerson Malik Jackson Ben Garland
NT Justin Bannan Mitch Unrein Sealver Siliga
RDE Elvis Dumervil Robert Ayers Cyril Obiozor Jamie Blatnick
SLB Von Miller Nate Irving Jerry Franklin
MLB Joe Mays Mike Mohamed Steven Johnson
WLB D.J. Williams Wesley Woodyard Danny Trevathan Elliot Coffey
LCB Champ Bailey Chris Harris Tony Carter Joshua Moore
Ramzee Robinson
RCB Tracy Porter Drayton Florence Omar Bolden Syd'Quan Thompson
SS Quinton Carter Mike Adams David Bruton Duke Ihenacho
FS Rahim Moore Rafael Bush Jim Leonhard

Anthony Perkins

Special Teams:

POS FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
K Matt Prater Britton Colquitt
P Britton Colquitt Matt Prater
H Britton Colquitt
LS Lonie Paxton Aaron Brewer
PR Eric Decker Syd'Quan Thompson
KR Lance Ball Matthew Willis

Via: Denver Broncos

A few notes:

  • Caleb Hanie is still the 2nd string QB, But Osweiler has moved ahead of Adam Weber and is currently the 3rd stringer, while Weber is the 4th
  • Lance Ball is the second string RB and Ronnie Hillman is the third string
  • Knowshon Moreno is above the bottom feeders at RB, but he needs to perform well in camp and the preseason and stay healthy to be more than a 3rd down back.
  • Matt Willis is ahead of Brandon Stokley.
  • Virgil Green has moved ahead of Julius Thomas as the third string TE. Thomas needs a strong preseason
  • Jason Hunter has moved ahead of Ayers in the starting lineup, and interestingly Derek Wolfe is listed at DE instead of DT and rookie Malik Jackson is listed at DT instead of DE.
  • Nate Irving has been moved from the MLB position to the SLB position
  • Mike Mohamed and Steven Johnson are 2nd and 3rd string mike backers. This will be an interesting battle during the preseason.
  • DJ Williams is still listed as the 1st team WLB, but Woodyard is 2nd while Trevathan is 3rd string. This is another battle that will be fun to watch in the next coming weeks
  • A fan favorite Syd'Quan Thompson is listed as the 4th string RCB, and looks to be a long shot to make the team as a CB.
  • Quinton Carter and Rahim Moore are both listed as starting safeties. Really looks like the coaching staff wants them to start. Mike Adams is the 2nd string SS, while recently signed Jim Leonhard who was put on the PUP is the 3rd string FS.
  • Eric Decker is ahead of Squidy as the punt returner. I really don't think Decker will be back there much at all this season.
  • Lance Ball and Matthew Willis are your kick returners.

Overall nothing too surprising. Wolfe being listed at DE is a little surprising to me, but he will be used all over the line. Hunter ahead of Ayers isn't much of a surprise since he has been taking a lot of 1st team reps recently. A lot can and will change in the coming weeks, so don't put a whole lot of stock into this, but it gives us an idea on what the coaching staff thinks. Can't wait until Thursday night to see our guys in action!

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