Evaluating the Denver Broncos: Defensive Backs
By Tylor Walden
In the next installment of the Denver Broncos evaluation series, we take a look at the “No Fly Zone” and the other defensive backs ahead of training camp on Thursday.
It is almost time Broncos Country. We are just three days away from the start of Denver Broncos training camp. The rookies have already made their way to Dove Valley. Which means the newest members of today’s evaluation article are already there.
Justin Simmons and Will Parks will be joining the “No Fly Zone” secondary as the Denver Broncos will be looking to return to the Super Bowl and go back-to-back. With this secondary, the sky is the limit and then some.
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The only losses from the secondary in the offseason were special team’s players David Bruton Jr. and Omar Bolden. Bruton Jr. left via free agency and signed with the Washington Redskins. Bolden was signed by the Chicago Bears but was just released by them a few days ago when Charles Tillman decided to retire as a Bear.
Like Sayre Bedinger wrote in his piece, there could be an interesting opportunity to bring Bolden back to the Denver Broncos. Training camp might tell us if that does end up being the case.
The Denver Broncos secondary was responsible for three of the four pick sixes that season and even had a fumble recovery for a touchdown. This unit will look to continue with the turnovers and stellar coverage defense.
Let us take a look at the defensive backs going into training camp for 2016. For this, I have grouped the players by cornerbacks and safeties.