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2015 NFL Draft Results: Denver Broncos Depth Chart Risers and Fallers

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At the end of the draft, nine were taken and a roster was beginning to take shape. Who are the players immediately impacted by the selections?

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Offense

Risers

QB Brock Osweiler

That was one heck of a smoke screen wasn't it? Well not really. I've come to realize the Broncos under John Elway will always do their due-diligence when it comes to scouting quarterbacks. Taking a camp arm in the 7th round however gave Brock a full vote of confidence from the offense going forward. If Brock continues to improve and has a good preseason, I would look for both sides to get a deal done at the start of the regular season.

RB corps

CJ Anderson stands atop the depth chart and barring any injury should make it to the regular season as your starter. No one else on the roster runs with as much power, vision, and determination as he does. Behind him both Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman have the opportunity to forge their roles in this offense.

WR Demaryius Thomas

Not a single WR drafted in a very deep class. Sure there were a few large bodies attained through UDFA, but I would be surprised if either of those guys could push for a spot on the roster. A deal between Thomas and the Broncos should get done. Perhaps the pressure that the clock will put on will expedite things a tad.

Fallers

TE Virgil Green

So much for getting Virgil Green more reps in the passing game. The Broncos TE depth chart went from bare to bloated in no time. With the pick up of Jeff Heuerman in the 3rd, the Broncos have enough pass catching targets to play with. Virg will remain your powerful blocking TE and someone who will snag the occasional pass.

C Matt Paradis

The Broncos have traded for a C, drafted for a C, and signed a free agent vet who can play C or G. This does not bode well for Paradis who now sits at least third on the depth chart behind Gino Gradkowski and Max Garcia.

Current Projected Depth Chart heading into Camp

Position

Starter

Backup

Depth

Camp Body

QB

Manning

Osweiler

Dysert

Siemian

HB

Anderson

Hillman

Ball

Thompson

Bibbs

Stewart

FB

Casey

Duncan

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TE

Daniels

Green

Heuerman

Jones

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WR

Thomas

Caldwell

Burse

Palmer

Fowler

WR

Sanders

Latimer

Norwood

Williams

Miller

Taylor

LT

Clady

Clark

Rains

LG

Shelley

Garland

Hilapio

C

Gradkowski

Garcia

Paradis

Day

RG

Vasquez

Garcia

Davis

RT

Clark

Sambrailo

Schofield

Roberts

Defense

Risers

NT Sylvester Willliams

I like Darius Kilgo...a lot. I think he will compete and be able to play right away. But the fact that the Broncos waited until the 6th round to address a position who's starter had been underwhelming tells me they are just fine with Sylvester Williams holding the line at the nose.

ILB Shaq Barrett

Right now Denverbroncos.com has him listed as an OLB....a pass rusher. Barrett has every ability to play the inside and should be the starter there going into the regular season. But once again another draft has come and gone without the Broncos doing much about the ILB position. Hopefully you know by now that Elway does not value the position very highly (3rd round pick Nate Irving, 5th round pick Lamin Barrow).

Front 7 overall

In the end, the Broncos added a late round NT and didn't even pick up a DE or MIKE LB. This was one of the most solid foundations built in previous seasons and not even a switch to the 3-4 could change that.

Fallers

OLB DeMarcus Ware

The Broncos made one of the biggest splashes of the draft by moving up to select OLB and pass rush specialist Shane Ray in the 1st round. Ware is still the starter, but he will see his time reduced by an overall effort to keep him more fresh. That means more time for the rookie in the rotation. I would not be surprised if this were Ware's last season as a Bronco.

CB Bradley Roby

With all the talk surrounding a move to safety and the fact that the Broncos added two more corners in the draft tell me that the Broncos aren't entirely enamored with Roby as a pure coverage player. Time will tell, but the Broncos have so much depth at corner, they are willing to try different guys out at safety in order to solve the lack of depth there.

Current Projected Depth Chart heading into Camp

Position

Starter

Backup

Depth

Camp Body

RDE

Jackson

Smith

Aninuke

NT

Williams

Austin

Kilgo

Ndulue

LDE

Wolfe

V. Walker

Watson

WILL

Ware

Ray

Vaughn

Rivers

MO

Trevathan

Marshall

Nelson

Z. Anderson

MIKE

Johnson

Barrow

R. Walker

Barrett

Davis

SAM

Miller

McCray

Mason

LCB

Harris Jr.

Carter

Doss

Brandon

RCB

Talib

Roby

Webster

Marsh

SLOT

Harris Jr.

Nixon

FS

Stewart

Bruton

Furman

Bush

SS

Ward

Bolden

Madison

Who are your risers and fallers, Broncos Country?