Jan 2, 2015; Tempe, AZ, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys linebacker Josh Furman (14) celebrates a play in the first quarter against the Washington Huskies in the 2015 Cactus Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
As we eagerly anticipate the start of Denver Broncos training camp 2015, I thought I would take a look at five rookies (even though I can’t wait to see all of them) that I’m intrigued about heading into it.
1. Josh Furman, Safety
I don’t know exactly why, but Furman was one of the players I was most interested in on draft weekend. Coming out of Oklahoma State by way of Michigan (transfer), Furman was one of the more versatile players the Broncos drafted. He played some safety, some linebacker, and he excelled both in coverage and blitzing the quarterback.
He has great size to be a special teams ace, and the athleticism to make an impact on the defense sooner rather than later. He’s still really raw, so don’t be surprised if he’s a practice squad guy at first, but I think this is a player I’ll be keeping a close eye on as he develops because of his ability to play in coverage on bigger receivers/tight ends and the instincts he has rushing the quarterback.
With spots open at the safety positions, Furman could be in line for a roster spot but he’ll have to win it.
Next: Taurean Nixon