Denver Broncos: Final 53-man roster prediction
Receivers: Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton, Tim Patrick, Isaiah McKenzie (13/53)
Tight ends: Jeff Heuerman, Jake Butt, Austin Traylor. (16/53)
At receiver, the four guys at the top of the depth chart are obvious locks.
Thomas and Sanders have been the team’s best duo for a while now. That’s not changing until one of them is no longer on the team.
Sutton and Hamilton make the team, not only because they are 2018 draft picks, but because they are really good.
I think the addition of Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones could spell trouble for Isaiah McKenzie in the punt return department, as well as his overall spot on the roster.
Just not yet. I have McKenzie making the initial 53-man roster.
Denver has other players who can return punts and players who have truly earned their spot on the roster at wide receiver.
Tim Patrick has performed extremely well throughout camp and the preseason. I’ve had him make the team for a couple of weeks now. His ability to go and reach for passes is amazing and the Broncos could definitely use that to their advantage.
At tight end, the Broncos do have two guys who I believe make the team regardless: Jeff Heuerman and Jake Butt.
The third (and likely final) spot could go to one of four guys: Austin Traylor, Matt LaCosse, Troy Fumagalli, and Brian Parker.
I think that Traylor gets that spot. He has shown that he can not only catch, but he can also do what the tight end is also tasked with doing: blocking.
At 6’3”, 255lbs, Traylor is a big tight end that the Broncos can use many ways.
LaCosse could also be in play for that third spot, or maybe the team reserves a fourth roster spot for him.