Denver Broncos Five Rising, Five Falling

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Aug 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Members of the Denver Broncos during the national anthem before the start of a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The first preseason game is in the books with the Denver Broncos 21-16 win over the Seattle Seahawks. All in all the Broncos handed out a great performance. Some, however, rose above the others and position themselves nicely moving forward. On the other hand a few fell into obscurity, to a point where their spot may be in jeopardy in the upcoming weeks. Sometimes all it takes if one bad game to find yourself out of a job or even land yourself on a NFL team during the regular season.

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Starting with the five players who rose last night. These five players rose above the others. They are not at the top of the depth chart, for this I tried to avoid the starters, otherwise DeMarcus Ware would be one of them. Instead these five players are a little lower on the depth chart who pled their case to the coaches in-game about why they deserve to be there and have a shot