Today the Broncos first-round pick Shane Ray and the rest of the 2015 Denver Broncos draft class will report to Dove Valley to begin the Denver Broncos 2015 Training Camp. Joining them will be the injured Broncos who will continue their rehab at the team facility.
They will get one day to settle in before having two practices on Tuesday and Wednesday before the veterans report for Training Camp on Thursday.
Here's the full list of Broncos rookies who are expected to be present today.
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Also reporting tomorrow are the Broncos players that are currently rehabbing injuries. Two names that come to mind quickly are the two starting inside linebackers for the Broncos, Brandon Marshall, and Danny Trevathan.
Marshall is rehabbing his right foot after he underwent surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury. Trevathan is coming back from multiple knee injuries in 2014. It's unclear if either player will start camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list(PUP), or just be limited in the early portions of camp. I'm sure we'll get a few answers to those questions in the coming days.
I also wouldn't be surprised to see a handful of first-year players reporting as well. Center Matthew Paradis and receiver Bennie Fowler are two players who may be present as well.
Rookie storylines to watch during Training Camp:
With Sambrailo replacing the injured Ryan Clady at left tackle, the focus will be on the rookie during camp. He will be going up against All-Pro pass rushers Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware during camp, so it will be a trial by fire for the rookie.
The Broncos need Sambrailo to step up and perform well for them this season
The Broncos first-round pick will be an interesting player to monitor during camp. First we will need to see how healthy his toe is. He has been rehabbing that injury all offseason and has only practiced sparingly during the spring.
Ray will be backing up Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware this season. So Ray will not be thrown into the flames like his fellow rookie Sambrailo.
Hopefully, Ray will have a strong summer and carry that momentum into the season.
With the interior offensive line in flux, it will be interesting to see where Garcia fits in.
The apparent plan for Garcia will be to start him out at right guard until he fully learns the offense, and then we will see him move to center.
It will be interesting to see if he pushes for a spot at left guard or even at center during the summer.
Probably the biggest head scratcher among the Broncos draft picks. His college stat line looks awful, and he is recovering from an ACL injury that he suffered in November.
Will Siemian prove to be a diamond in the rough for the Broncos or just merely a camp arm? That's something we'll find out in the coming days and weeks.
Every year for the past decade or so, the Broncos have found a UDFA or two who has made the team and made an impact for the team during the season. Most notably cornerback Chris Harris Jr.
So do the Broncos have a undrafted rookie ready to make the team in this year's class? I think so.
I would look to the offensive line. A player like Dillon Day could outperform Matthew Paradis or Gino Gradkowski. Guard Andre Davis could push Shelley Smith for a backup job. Connor Rains or Kyle Roberts could push veterans Chris Clark or Ryan Harris for a backup offensive tackle job.
Another guy to watch is receiver Jordan Taylor. After the big three at receiver, the rest is up in the air.