Everyone loves a great underdog story. The Denver Broncos have a long history of phenomenal underdog stories, especially when it comes to prominent undrafted free agents making an impact on the team.
The most notable undrafted player in Broncos history is wide receiver Rod Smith, the franchise’s all-time record holder in just about every receiving category.
Every team is looking for that undrafted free agent gem, and in the AFC West, there appear to be some strong candidates in 2018.
The Broncos have a couple of guys that look likely to make the 2018 roster as undrafted rookies, but what about the rest of the division?
Each team has some really intriguing players worth taking a deeper look at.
Let’s look at each team’s top undrafted free agent find so far, starting with the Broncos’ local gem.
Phillip Lindsay, RB, Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos signed local product Phillip Lindsay immediately after the 2018 NFL Draft, where he sort of got lost in the shuffle of a number of really good running back prospects.
Lindsay has the speed, athleticism, and production to be considered among the best prospects at his position, but his size (5’8″ 165 pounds) likely turned teams off on his NFL potential.
Not the Broncos.
The Broncos have been involving Lindsay in the first-team offense since OTAs and he’s getting a chance to work with the top unit in preseason games as well.
They listed him as the top kick returner to open the preseason, and he’s gotten some work as the team’s punt returner as well.
Whatever the Broncos have asked Lindsay to do on offense or special teams, he’s done extremely well.
He’s cemented a roster spot for himself and is likely going to be featured prominently this season.