Denver Broncos Road To 53: Running backs and Special Teams

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Dec 8, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater (5) celebrates with teammates after kicking a 64 yard field goal at the end of the first half against the Tennessee Titans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Kicker. Denver Broncos. Matt Prater. 5. player. 45. <p>Matt Prater has become one of the best, if not the best, kickers in the NFL. His 64-yard field goals speaks to his ability and strength of his leg. In 2011, he was one of the most clutch kickers in the NFL and that has not changed over the year. There is no question about if he is on the 53-man roster or not.</p>

November 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos punter Britton Colquitt (4) punts the ball during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos. Britton Colquitt. 4. player. 45. <p>I once speculated that the Broncos would look to replace Colquitt. I was wrong. The reason behind such speculation was his rare use and cost. Apparently his ability outweighs all else or the Broncos. When he is used, he is one of the better punters in the NFL and well worth what he makes. With no one challenging him, Colquitt will make the 53-man roster.</p>. Punter

December 2, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos safety Aaron Brewer (46) and punter Britton Colquitt (4) during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 31-23. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

player. 45. <p>Don’t underestimate the importance of the long snapper. If you do, I refer you to the Oakland Raiders-San Diego Chargers game. The Raiders lost their long snapper and their special teams unit was a complete mess. Aaron Brewer is the only long snapper on the roster and since joining the team has done a swell job. With no competition he will make the roster.</p>. Long Snapper. Denver Broncos. Aaron Brewer. 46

There is a lot of time left for a signing to add competition, or someone unnamed to shine a steal a spot. Even Hillman can prove me wrong and stay on the team. With how things are now, and some personal opinion, these are my predictions for the running backs and special teams unit.

What do you think?