Day 20: Broncos Training Camp Observations
Absences in Training Camp from Sylvester Williams and Darius Kilgo mean the depth for the Broncos will be tested. Even with the light work today in camp, the team did show players who could have the next man shot in camp. There will be a joint practice with the San Francisco 49ers tomorrow, as well as, the final open practice to the public. Broncos will see the quarterback who once was on the their radar (Colin Kaepernick), but all that changed when the team drafted Paxton Lynch.
The Broncos had a devastating loss on the defensive line yesterday; however, the team remains deep on the roster at that respective position. Kyle Peko was third behind Derek Wolfe and Jared Crick in practices and later first team nose-tackle in walkthrough today in camp. Peko was the highest paid undrafted free agent to sign with the Broncos in the offseason.
Linebacker remains a question mark, but the coaches after practice had some eye-popping comments about Zaire Anderson, who was on the practice squad last year. Anderson is vying for a spot at linebacker on the 53-man roster and continues to have a strong camp and early preseason as well. He will have to dethrone Todd Davis and Corey Nelson for the starting spot, which is still likely.
The Broncos have tremendous secondary depth and the most recent emergence of Lorenzo Doss has reinforced that logic. Doss nearly had another interception in camp yesterday, but he made sure to right that wrong today after intercepting Trevor Siemian in practice. Even his counterpart for early nickel competition, Kayvon Webster has impressed in camp. Both of them continue to make plays in Training Camp.
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