Undrafted free agents are vital to Denver Broncos success

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 05: Wide receiver Nelson Agholor
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The Denver Broncos are successful in finding in talented undrafted free agents. What players have been successful and who will shine in 2018?

The first round begins tomorrow evening, but the true circus begins midway through day three. Undrafted free agents are a vital cog for a team looking to add depth, provide training camp competition, and in some cases, find that diamond in the rough. The Denver Broncos are best of class when it comes to finding undrafted free agent talent after the draft.

Most of the hype leading up to the draft is what will the Denver Broncos do with their number five pick. When they bring in a quarterback for a pre-draft visit, it’s breaking news. Quietly, like every other team, Denver is doing just as much homework on what players could be signed after the draft.

Undrafted free agency is, in a sense, the wild west. The draft is almost over, team personnel is exhausted, and there are still hundreds of available players. Often times, as the draft is finishing up, teams are already agreeing to deals with most of their coveted undrafted college players.

The Denver Broncos, like other teams, begin positioning for undrafted free agents months in advance. John Elway and company will bring in potential late round/undrafted players for a pre-draft visit to gain familiarity.