Pre-Season, Game 1: Five Broncos to Watch vs. Seattle

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Oct 13, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman (21) stands next to running back coach Eric Studesville in the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Ronnie Hillman: Hillman is entering his third year with the Broncos. The first two have been forgettable to say the least so Ronnie needs to show that his game has graduated to the next level. To be fair, Hillman was only a 20 year old rookie and was behind the curve. He has since filled out and has had two years in the system. He is now carrying 195 lbs on his 5’10” frame. That is about 15-20 lbs heavier than his rookie season. Montee Ball is out for the preseason with appendicitis so that will make way for Hillman to get the start against Seattle and for the other exhibition games as well. I am going to be looking to see if he has made any positive strides in relation to ball security. In his first two seasons, Hillman has two TDs and four fumbles. I believe that if he protects the rock, he will be a huge asset at Dove Valley for years to come.