Denver Broncos scrimmage: What to watch for

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Cody Latimer
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Who will be the third WR?

This has been a very interesting battle so far in training camp.

As far as we know, the leader in the clubhouse to be the Broncos’ no. 3 wide receiver is Bennie Fowler. Please note — this does not indicate that Fowler will be the Broncos’ primary slot receiver.

The no. 3 receiver on this team will be someone who knows the routes at all of the different receiver positions, someone who can back up both Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders while providing an option out of the slot as well.

Of course, the Broncos are going to be keeping Isaiah McKenzie and Carlos Henderson on the roster, so there are already four receiver spots occupied.

Will the team keep five? Six?

We don’t necessarily know at this point, but you can reasonably assume the Broncos will be keeping at least five running backs including Andy Janovich, and probably just three tight ends to start the season, and likely two quarterbacks.

My guess at this point is, the team will keep six receivers, and we already know two will play major roles on special teams.

This competition is really between Bennie Fowler, Cody Latimer, Marlon Brown, and Jordan Taylor. The Broncos clearly need to make a trade at this position, something I think we’ll see happen sooner than later, but you could make a reasonable argument to keep any two of those four guys.

There’s also players like Kalif Raymond, who has the type of speed and quickness that is coveted in this league. He could attract interest from other teams as well.

The Broncos have a very tough decision to make at the wide receiver position. Someone could separate themselves during the scrimmage.