Safeties: Justin Simmons, Will Parks, Su’a Cravens, Jamal Carter
I think Simmons and Parks lock down the starting safety spots. They will get to share the defensive backfield together once again. This time, I think they will be much improved. Cravens could also see some playing time, either at safety or linebacker. He has the skills to do both.
I like what I saw from Carter during last year’s preseason games. I believe that he will do enough to earn a roster spot and beat out Darian Stewart.
Cornerbacks: Chris Harris Jr., Bradley Roby, Isaac Yiadom, Brendan Langley, Tramaine Brock, CJ Smith
Harris Jr is a lock, as he is a top-3 corner in the league. Was there any doubt he’d make the team? Roby will fill the void left by Aqib Talib, who was traded to the Los Angeles Rams this offseason. Yiadom is a rookie draft pick who will compete for the third cornerback spot with Brendan Langley, Tremaine Brock, and CJ Smith.
Special Teams: Brandon McManus (K), Marquette King (P), Casey Kreiter (LS)
Unless the Broncos bring in somebody to compete with McManus, and unless that player really outplays him, he will be the team’s kicker for another year.
King was released by the Raiders this offseason and signed by Denver, at the expense of Riley Dixon, who the team traded to the New York Giants.
Kreiter has been with the Broncos since signing as a free agent in 2016.