Denver Broncos Preseason Game 2 Player/Position Grades

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Aug 17, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Kenneth Acker (38) breaks up a pass intended for Denver Broncos wide receiver Greg Wilson (15) in the third quarter at Levi

Wide Receivers:

Demaryius Thomas: A+

Wes Welker: B

Andre Caldwell: B

Cody Latimer: A+

Jordan Norwood: B-

Isaiah Burse: C+

Bennie Fowler: B-

Greg Hardin: C-

Nathan Palmer: C+

Greg Wilson: B-

Overall: B+

The receivers looked great. Thomas was his usual self, catching everything thrown at him. Welker still can play, there is no doubt about that. Caldwell had a great game. Was able to separate and would’ve had a touchdown, had Manning not led the throw as much. Latimer was excellent. From knocking a defender out cold, to laying out to catch a deep touchdown pass, there was nothing negative that I noted. Norwood had an inside track to make the 53-man roster as the returner, but recently tore his ACL. Now it is time for Burse to step up if he wants to make it. First thing Burse can do is stop dancing around, take what is given. On his returns he is indecisive and looks for the big play.

Fowler looked really good, outside of a penalty. He would’ve had a touchdown on a great catch, had he not pushed off to make it. Hardin looks ok as a receiver. Needs to get better at getting separation, otherwise he won’t get targeted by the QB. Palmer runs solid routes, and does well on special teams. Like Hardin, he can do better at getting separation. Wilson has potential as a possession receiver. He does not look fast on the field, but he runs crisp, clean routes to get separation and possesses solid hands to catch what is thrown his way.