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Denver Broncos Roster: Projecting the final 53 after the Seahawks game

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Here is my latest 53-man projection. It is still early, but here is what my eyes told me after watching the Broncos preseason debut.

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Offense

Position

1st

2nd

3rd

Other

QB

Manning

Osweiler

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RB

Ball

Hillman

Anderson

Thompson

WR 1

Thomas

Caldwell

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WR 2

Sanders

Latimer

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WR 3

Welker

Norwood

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TE

Thomas

Green

Tamme

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LT

Clady

Justice

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LG

Franklin

Garland

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C

Ramirez

Montgomery

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RG

Vasquez

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RT

Clark

Schofield

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QB: Oz showed enough to say he is progressing just fine.  If needed I believe he could step in and make plays for the offense.

RB: Juwan Thompson looked good but lets not get ahead of ourselves.  He separated himself from the rest of the UDFA, nothing more.  You're still likely to see Ronnie Hillman and CJ Anderson split time with Montee Ball out.

WR: Jordan Norwood has supplanted Isaiah Burse and should be the 6th WR/return man on this team.

TE: I see no need to keep more than three.  Gerrell, Konz, and Morrah have not done enough to gain my attention.

OL: The problem is going to be all the interior depth.  Someone will be left out and it might be Matt Paradis who is a 3rd string Center at this point.  Broncos do not need three Centers and Will Montgomery can also play both guard spots.  Ben Garland finally makes the final 53 at guard.

Defense

Position

1st

2nd

3rd

Other

LDE

Wolfe

Jackson

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DT

Williams

Austin

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NT

Knighton

Vickerson

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RDE

Ware

Smith

Aninuke

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SAM

Miller

McCray

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MIKE

Irving

Barrow

Johnson

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WILL

Trevathan

Marshall

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CB 1

Talib

Webster

Bolden

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CB 2

Harris Jr.

Roby

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FS

Moore

Carter

Bruton

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SS

Ward

Ihenacho

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DE: Aninuke makes it primarily due to the maxim that you can never have too many pass rushers.

DT: Mitch Unrein is a solid player that misses the cut due to the quality of depth ahead of him.

LB: McCray is solidly your backup SAM.  Steven Johnson makes the cut due to his value on Special Teams.

CB: Tony Carter is gone.  With the emphasis on illegal contact and pass interference, you do not need him on the team.  He also played poorly against backups.

S: Both Bruton and Ihenacho played poorly especially in coverage.  Bruton is valuable to Special Teams and our sub-packages, and John Boyett has not been on the field long enough to warrant a roster spot.  The verdict is still out on him, but if anyone is going to be a surprise addition to the Broncos secondary, it would be him.

Specialists

K: Matt Prater

P: Britton Colquitt

LS: Aaron Brewer

KR: Bubba Caldwell

PR: Jordan Norwood

GO BRONCOS!!!