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Denver Broncos Draft Class Roll-Call

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Time to check in on the 2013 Denver Broncos draft class and how they have fared thus far.

Justin Edmonds

Sylvester Williams - 28th Overall, 1st Round

Has played a very limited role in the DT rotation, seeing a total of 68 snaps out of 423 total. Has graded out -2.4. In 47 pass rushing snaps, the rookie has logged 1 QB hit.

Montee Ball - 56th Overall, 2nd Round

After fumbling issues the first couple of games, the rookie has seen his playing time drop off the past two games playing 13 snaps out of 155 total. Montee has rushed 43 times for 139 yards (3.2 per carry) with no TD's and 2 fumbles. In the passing game, Montee has been targeted 4 times and has caught two balls for 27 yards. He also has two drops.

Kayvon Webster - 90th Overall, 3rd round

Has firmly established himself as the 4th corner behind Champ Bailey, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Chris Harris. Webster has played 127 total snaps on defense and has a positive grade of 2.7. In coverage, Kayvon has been targeted 13 times, allowed 7 receptions for 88 yards (37 YAC) with 1 TD and 1 INT. He also has 1 pass defensed.

Quanterus Smith - 146th overall, 5th round

Was placed on IR at the beginning of the season.

Tavarres King - 161st overall, 5th round

Was waived on final cut to 53-man roster, resigned to practice squad, and by all indications will be signed to Green Bay's 53-man roster.

Vinston Painter - 173rd overall, 6th round

Was waived on final cut to 53-man roster, and was resigned to the practice squad.

Zac Dysert - 234th overall, 7th round

Made the final 53-man roster and is a gameday inactive each week.

My Take

It already seems as if this draft class has two definite misses with Tavarres King and Vinston Painter. Quanterus Smith is still a huge unknown. Montee Ball has been extremely disappointing thus far with his limited opportunities, and Sylvester Williams is going through the growing pains as a rookie DT.

Outside of Kayvon Webster who has flashed some potential in the secondary, early returns would seem to indicate the Broncos and John Elway's approach to later round players as projects for boom or bust potential is precisely that. It is way too early to try and grade a draft. With that said, I hope Elway's mantra "we don't draft all-pros we coach them up" will start to pay dividends as time goes on.

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