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Juwan Thompson makes the team

Juwan Thompson has become the latest edition to a time honored Broncos tradition. For the 11th consecutive season, an UDFA rookie has made the final Denver Bronco 53-man roster.

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Player

Pos

Year

Player

Pos

Year

Roc Alexander

KR

2004

Tony Carter

DB

2009

Louis Green

LB

2004

Kyle McCarthy

S

2010

Wesley Duke

TE

2005

Cassius Vaughn

DB

2010

Mike Bell

RB

2006

Chris Harris Jr.

DB

2011

Antwon Burton

DT

2006

Aaron Brewer

LS

2012

Eric Pears

G

2006

Steven Johnson

LB

2012

Roderick Rogers

DB

2007

C.J. Anderson

RB

2013

Selvin Young

RB

2007

Juwan Thompson

RB

2014

Brett Kern

P

2008

Isaiah Burse

WR

2014

Tyler Polumbus

T

2008

Wesley Woodyard

LB

2008

Chris Baker

DT

2009

The most accomplished UDFA of all time has to be Rod Smith.  Rod turned his opportunity into a storybook career that includes 3 pro bowl appearances, 2 all pro nominations, 2 world championships, 849 receptions for 11,389 yards and 68 TD's. All of those stats are NFL records for an UDFA WR.

Chris Harris Jr. has also become an elite player at corner. He gives the Broncos a lot of flexibility being able play outside and inside. Heading into a contract season, Harris Jr. has the opportunity to get paid among the best at his position.

Whichever role Juwan Thompson carves out for himself will be entirely up to him. One thing is for sure, he is the hardest runner in the stable at the moment.  Congratulations Juwan, welcome to Broncos Country!

UPDATE 5:11PM

After all roster cuts have been made, UDFA WR/KR Isaiah Burse has also made the team which marks the first time since 2012 that multiple UDFA have made the same 53-man roster.