Denver Broncos 2016 Positional Draft Needs

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Karl Joseph
Nov 28, 2015; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers safety Karl Joseph (8) is honored on senior day before their game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports /


Don’t get me wrong, I think the Denver Broncos are okay at that position when it comes to the starters. However, with the loss of Omar Bolden and David Bruton Jr., this is more of a depth need.

The role of the safety position is to be that last line of defense if needed. And with that role comes the ability for that safety to make a sure tackler.

T.J. Ward and Kam Chacellor are prime examples of great safeties in the league today. They both are ballhawks and can really bring the physicality of the game of football.

One player that I mentioned in the draft tracker the other day is Karl Joseph of West Virginia. His ability to become a center fielder for the defense and to bring down whomever has the ball or is in the vicinity, without committing a personal foul call.

As the NFL has become more of a pass happy league, the safety role has expanded tremendously. So, having depth at the position is going to be key.

For the Broncos. Having Ward and Darian Stewart are great, but what happens if they get hurt? The Broncos are going to need a player to step up in case they are absent.

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