Denver Broncos depth chart: Starters, surprises, and analysis
The Broncos’ initial depth chart release is anything but the final word.
This is merely an indicator of where things are, and perhaps a challenge outwardly to some players who are not only competing for starting jobs but roster spots in general.
This is, however, a good indicator of what certain players have shown to the coaches so far.
For example, Josey Jewell is listed behind Brandon Marshall, indicating he’s the top backup at inside linebacker.
It will be interesting to see what shakes out at both running back and tight end, and which players continue to create separation at the wide receiver position.
Tim Patrick is having a whale of a camp, and River Cracraft is working the slot and making enough plays.
What will be important for both Patrick and Cracraft is involvement on special teams.
Vance Joseph has already made known Patrick’s ability to be involved in special teams packages, and Cracraft is listed as the backup punt returner and third-string kickoff returner.
The fact that he’s listed in both of those position areas as well as ahead of McKenzie and others at wide receiver is a clear indicator that he’s got an inside track at making the team.
Looking at this depth chart is exciting, but a lot can change between now and even the second or third preseason game.