Denver Broncos training camp 2018 battle: Running Back
One of the most intriguing training camp battles for the 2018 Denver Broncos will be at the running back position. Who will emerge?
Heading into training camp, the 2018 Denver Broncos have big questions on the offensive side of the football.
Perhaps the most pressing is at the running back position, where there will be some incredible competition.
This position group may be the most competitive in camp since the top four spots are so wide open.
Devontae Booker returns in 2018 after a down 2017 season statistically with just 79 rush attempts and 299 yards along with 30 receptions for 275 yards.
The entire Broncos offense was awful in 2017, but the running game experienced at least some level of success.
C.J. Anderson rushed for over 1,000 yards for the first time in his NFL career, averaging over four yards per carry in the process. Jamaal Charles led the team with a 4.3 yards per carry average but was vastly under-utilized.
Though the stats show some decent numbers for the Broncos, a deeper dive indicates a desperate need for improvement.
The Broncos have been one of the league’s worst teams in terms of yards per carry on first down, putting their offense in a hole before a drive or set of downs even gets started.
Which players will emerge in training camp for this Broncos team?
The Predominantly Orange staff took a look at the position and made some predictions about how the depth chart might shake out after the pads come on and these guys get a chance to set themselves apart.