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Horse Tracks: Broncos sign rookie guard Robert Myers to their active roster

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On Wednesday, the Denver Broncos signed rookie offensive lineman Robert Myers off the Baltimore Ravens practice squad to their active roster. Myers takes the spot of safety Shaun Prater who was released by the Broncos on Tuesday.

Myers was a fifth-round pick by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Ravens waived Myers during the final cuts in September but was claimed by the Indianapolis Colts. He spent five days on their roster before being waived again and ending up back on the Ravens on their Practice Squad.

Myers is a 6'5", 335lb offensive guard who will add some extra depth to the Broncos offensive line.

He adds depth at the guard position and offers versatility at both guard spots. He says he prefers the right side, but it doesn't really matter to him because he loves football.

"I prefer football. I prefer football, but I started playing over on the left side in high school. It kind of moved over to the right side in college, so I'm kind of a right-handed guy, but at the Ravens I was everywhere—right and left. It's not a big deal."

Myers offers some potential going forward for the Broncos. He's a rookie, and probably sticks around during the offseason and will be competing for a roster spot in 2016. He views this as a big opportunity to contribute in the NFL and is just looking to do his job.

"Yeah, I feel like they made the decision for a reason and brought me here for a reason. I'm just here to do my job. Fit in line with the other 10 offensive players and just do my job."

Here's a scouting report on Myers via

STRENGTHS: Has good thickness and strength through lower body. Flashes desired functional strength with ability to anchor against bull rushers. Footwork is a plus and stays balanced in pass protection. Sound technician and recognizes D-line games. Initial punch has some juice behind it. Good body control and knee bend. Gets movement at point of attack when asked to drive block. Well-timed climb to second level. Will look for work downfield and hustles to trail play. Tough player with above-average strength for his size and a frame to add more weight.

WEAKNESSES: Average lateral athlete. Needs better understanding of angles and positioning as zone blocker. Not overly quick and tends to lose contact on outside runs. Loses strength when hands slide out too wide. Below average change of direction to strike moving targets on second level. Lacks muscle in his arms and has a soft midsection. Must prove he can handle faster, stronger competition.

DRAFT PROJECTION:Priority free agent

BOTTOM LINE: Myers is already above average from a technical standpoint and is a quick processor when the game speeds up. Myers is a guard prospect who can pull and play in a power scheme. He has the pass protection traits of an NFL starter. The ceiling is higher for Myers than many guard prospects in this draft, and with more coaching and work in the weight room, he should be an NFL starter.

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