Keishawn Bierria, LB
The Broncos drafted Bierria out of Washington in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
The selection came two rounds after the team had already drafted Josey Jewell out of Iowa.
With Brandon Marshall and Todd Davis also on the roster, a spot for Bierria would have been hard to come by unless he showed on the field that he was irreplaceable somehow.
Through three preseason games, Bierria hasn’t flashed as much as he needs to and has been caught out of place in coverage at times.
The Broncos obviously believed in him enough to draft him, so he’s going to get really strong consideration for the practice squad.
In terms of measurables both physically and athletically, Bierria compared very favorably to Corey Nelson, whom the Broncos lost in free agency (ironically, he’s back on the market now).
If the team views Bierria as a contributor down the line, he should be stashed and developed on the practice squad.