Aug 2, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Members of the Denver Broncos huddle prior to the start of a scrimmage at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos Release First Depth Chart of the Offseason

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The Denver Broncos have released their first official depth chart of the offseason. You can view the full list on the official team site HERE.

There are a few surprises on here, but nothing in the way of the starters. The Broncos’ offense and defense in terms of the first unit were pretty easy to predict. There were a couple of intriguing guys that popped up on the depth chart maybe higher than some thought they would. Here are a few observations I had.

  • Gerell Robinson is below Jameson Konz on the TE depth chart. Obviously Konz has made an impression at camp and his football ability might be starting to catch up with his incredible athleticism. He caught a pair of passes at the scrimmage on Saturday.
  • Vinston Painter, a former tackle from Virginia Tech, is technically listed as the backup right guard. The Broncos might be trying Painter out as a guard to find a way to keep him on the roster with some nice depth on the OL.
  • Marvin Austin was expectedly on the 2nd unit. He’s having a breakout year, mark my words.
  • Isaiah Burse is buried on the depth chart at both PR and WR. That’s either a problem or the Broncos are deliberately trying to hide him from the rest of the league.
  • Wes Welker is the top punt returner. We all know based off of last year that’s not a solution.
  • Lamin Barrow is a backup to Nate Irving. He’s climbing up the depth chart and quickly.
  • Juwan Thompson, a UDFA out of Duke, is the Broncos #4 running back as it currently stands.

More on all of this yet to come. Here’s a photo of the depth chart from DenverBroncos.com.

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