Broncos camp: 5 surprises on first depth chart release

1 of 5

Aug 6, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos center Max Garcia (73) and offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo (74) during training camp at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos have released their first depth chart of the 2015 season on Monday afternoon. This will be the chart they go by when the team takes on the Seattle Seahawks on Friday night at Century Link Field. While some of the moves on the depth chart is not surprising, there are some names on this list that I found quite interesting or forced me to do a double take.

While Gary Kubiak did state that this depth chart is for fans to not read too much into it, there are so many questions that a lot of fans are going to want to answer. Not to mention that there will be some serious debates as well. Debates can range from whom should be starting and how players are located on the depth chart.

It will be interesting to see how the first and second teams fare in the first preseason game. Going up against the Seahawks is no easy task. They are back-to-back NFC Champions. Despite it being preseason, it would be awesome to get a win against a good team. This preseason tilt will also provide us some answers on some of the questions going into training camp.

With that said, here are my five surprise reactions to the first Denver Broncos depth chart of the 2015 season. If something on the initial roster surprised you that I missed, write it down in the comments so that we can have an open debate. Here we go. This list is in no particular order.

Young Offensive Line

When Gary Kubiak noted that he was going to go young on the offensive line, he was not kidding at all. Three of the five members of the offensive line have not played a meaningful NFL snap in their careers. Ty Sambralio is lined up as the left tackle, Max Garcia is lined as the left guard, and Matt Paradis is the team’s center going into Seattle.

Ty Sambrailo is no surprise to anyone as he basically got the job after Ryan Clady went down with an ACL injury. Max Garcia was kind of a surprise. I had Ben Garland starting as the left guard, but I am still convinced that Ben Garland could still win the job with his hard work.

Matt Paradis was on the practice squad last season, so seeing him making that huge initial jump early on is a good thing because it appears that he is getting better. The fact that he beat veteran Gino Gradkowski in the initial depth chart really does speak volumes on the job he is doing.

Next: Lorenzo Doss Behind?