Broncos Training Camp: Predicting The 53-man roster

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Nov 23, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) celebrates with wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) after scoring a touchdown during the first half against the Miami Dolphins at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Wide Receiver (5)

Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Cody Latimer, Jordan Norwood, Bennie Fowler

The Denver Broncos are stacked at the wide receiver position. They currently have 12 of them on the active roster. We all know that all twelve will not make the roster, so let us get into the ones that will.

Demaryius Thomas has a fresh new contract and will be a part of Broncos Country for years to come. He is also looking to set records in the new offense. With Peyton Manning throwing the football, that is a given. However, this new offense might make it a bit tricky for him to do so. It’ll be interesting to see.

Emmanuel Sanders returns after a successful first year in Denver. His career high in receiving yards and touchdowns earned him a spot in the Pro Bowl. With Wes Welker gone via free agency, questions will loom if Sanders will move to the slot receiver role, but that depends upon the next receiver I will be talking about.

Cody Latimer made the active roster last year, but saw only 40 snaps during the entire season. However, working with Peyton Manning this offseason has helped him tremendously. I can see him having a breakout year in 2015.

Jordan Norwood returns from a torn ACL he suffered during practice in training camp last season. He was a lock as the team’s primary punt returner until the injury occurred. I look for Jordan Norwood to return and make a huge impact and hopefully help a special teams unit that has struggled.

The final spot was difficult for me because I had to choose between Bennie Fowler and Jordan Taylor. I have given the nod to Fowler because of experience. I think in his limited role, he could become a solid contributor to the Broncos offense. If Jordan Taylor improves on his weaknesses that I mention in his training camp profile, I would have no problem putting him over Fowler.

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