One player who really stepped up during Thursday nights week one preseason game against the Chicago Bears was rookie outside linebacker Vontarrius Dora.
Vontarrius Dora, exploring his way into the Bears' backfield, with the fourth-down sack.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) August 12, 2016
Dora finished the game with 2 tackles, 2 sacks and 1 forced fumble in his first NFL action in his career. He was a name that many didn't really know of prior to the game, but 2 sacks and 1 forced fumble will make fans learn your name quickly.
"I chose here because I felt like this was the best scheme for me and I could learn from DeMarcus and Von, two great guys,’’
Before Thursday night's game, I would have never considered Dora a realistic option at making the team, but 2 sacks and a forced fumble figures to catch the Broncos coaches eyes, so why not?
At best, Dora could replace Lerentee McCray's spot on the 53 man roster as the Broncos 5th edge rusher and either be inactive or play special teams.
The Broncos do need depth at the edge rushing position. Don't get me wrong, they already have the best and deepest unit in the league but DeMarcus Ware is likely not playing all 16 games and other injuries and such happen. So having another young and productive guy waiting in the wings is something I could see the Broncos doing.
First, Dora will need to stay healthy and prove to the coaches that Thursday night's performance wasn't a fluke. Dominate in practice and then repeat the success you had against the Bears against the San Fransisco 49ers next weekend.
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