Denver Broncos Preseason Game 2 Player/Position Grades

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Aug 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive end Quanterus Smith (93) pass rushes on Seattle Seahawks tackle Eric Winston (73) in the third quarter of a preseason game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Seahawks 21-16. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive End: B

DeMarcus Ware: B+

Derek Wolfe: B

Malik Jackson: B+

Quanterus Smith: B-

Kenny Anunike: B

Will Pericak: B

Brian Sanford: C+

Overall: B

As a unit the Broncos defensive line was not as dominate as they were against the Seattle Seahawks. They were still a force to reckon with. Ware seemed quicker off the snap when he was standing up than with his hand in the dirt. Wolfe is looking better than ever, especially in the pass rush. Jackson is a great jack of all trades, master of none type player, which is perfect for depth. His versatility to play inside is great to have. Smith has a nice first step and does a good job keeping blockers hands off of him. There needs to be a spot found for Anunike. He has been so dominate that it cannot be let go, or even run the risk of losing him. Pericak was the surprise. He played really well generating consistent push. He is another versatile player that can play interior or outside. Sanford played good, but he could have been better. A few times he let an opportunity pass by, and looked like he gave up a couple of times.