C.J. Smith, CB
In case you haven’t noticed, the Broncos have a really interesting battle going on at the cornerback position.
One player posturing for a spot is a player the Broncos claimed off of waivers, C.J. Smith.
Smith was an undrafted free agent who signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016 and was impressive enough in training camp and the preseason that he made their team.
After his year with the Eagles, he ended up with the Cleveland Browns in 2017 and was actually traded to the Seattle Seahawks this offseason but failed his physical, and ended up getting waived.
The Broncos didn’t hesitate and picked Smith up before the Seahawks had the chance.
Preseason play again will be critical for Smith, as the Broncos could certainly use some depth at that position.
As with every other defensive position, roster spots will be hard to come by so he’s really going to have to stand out if he is going to make the team and contribute to the No Fly Zone.