The ballhawks, the busters and a place called the “no fly zone”. They all have one thing in common. The Broncos defensive secondary embraces all of those qualities and applies them to their stellar play. In this part of Brick, Mortar, Scrap, we take a look at all of the DB’s and their prospects for staying great going forward.
Player: Chris Harris Jr.
Explanation: Like many other bricks in the series, there isn’t much I need to explain. Harris has been nothing short of fantastic in his five seasons with the Broncos and after signing a lucrative five year extension last season, it’s clear that Harris will be a mainstay in the Broncos backfield for a long time. End of story.
Player: Bradley Roby
Explanation: The Broncos 1st round pick in 2014 may not be a starter on the stat sheet, but the amount
of time and and impact that he has on the field makes him be in that conversation. In his two years with the Broncos, Roby can only be described as fantastic in his role as the “#3/2b” corner in the Broncos secondary.
To put things in perspective, the Broncos secondary is so good that their #3 CB is talented enough to be a #1 CB for at least 10-12 other teams in the NFL right now. It’s one thing to have two #1 caliber CB’s on a roster, but to have three? That’s incredible. Between his great play and much of his rookie contract left to be played, I don’t see Roby going anywhere.