Broncos preseason: 10 players to watch against 49ers

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May 27, 2015; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos nose tackle Darius Kilgo (98) warms up before the start of organized team activities at the Broncos training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

3. Darius Kilgo, DT

If Shaquil Barrett has been the best player on the Broncos this preseason, rookie Darius Kilgo has not been far behind. That was abundantly clear in the team’s 2nd preseason game against Houston, where Kilgo was phenomenal.

He’s not only stopping the run as you expect from nose tackles, but he’s penetrating and making plays in the backfield.

Kilgo looked especially explosive on a sack he had against the Texans last week, and we’re expecting to see much of the same this week against a 49ers offensive line that is in a major state of transition. There are some good young players on the other side of the ball, but Kilgo has some serious momentum right now.

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