Denver Broncos: Predicting the ideal practice squad

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CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 10: Carlos Henderson #11 of the Denver Broncos runs against the Chicago Bears during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Broncos defeated the Bears 24-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

The 2018 Denver Broncos roster has been set for now. How will the Broncos assemble their practice squad? Here’s a look at an ideal group.

The Denver Broncos have officially set their first draft of a 53-man roster. The Broncos will very likely change that 53-man roster between now and their first game of the 2018 season against the Seattle Seahawks, but John Elway and Vance Joseph feel good about where the roster currently sits if no upgrades become available.

While 53 players are currently celebrating the fact that they are members of the Denver Broncos, 35 others faced a disappointing reality that their NFL futures may be finished.

For some, that will, unfortunately, be the case.

For others, the release from Denver is a chance at a fresh start elsewhere. How about the idea of De’Angelo Henderson landing with the suddenly running back-hungry San Francisco 49ers?

That could be a great pairing and a jumpstart to Henderson’s NFL career.

This won’t be the end of the line for a number of these guys in orange and blue, either.

Last year, the Broncos assembled a 10-man practice squad after their initial cuts down to 53 players, and all 10 of those players wound up on the active roster.

Therefore, the Broncos’ practice squad is not merely a scout team full of useless players. These guys can get called up at any point in time.

What group would make up the ideal 10-man practice squad initially?

Let’s take a look.