Denver Broncos: Grading rookie performances after week one

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 9: Running back Royce Freeman #28 of the Denver Broncos carries the ball and tries to avoid a tackle attempt by cornerback Shaquill Griffin #26 and defensive end Rasheem Green #94 of the Seattle Seahawks at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on September 9, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 9: Running back Royce Freeman #28 of the Denver Broncos carries the ball and tries to avoid a tackle attempt by cornerback Shaquill Griffin #26 and defensive end Rasheem Green #94 of the Seattle Seahawks at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on September 9, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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Fourth round picks: Josey Jewell (LB), DaeSean Hamilton (WR)

Josey Jewell, LB

The Broncos didn’t use Jewell as much on defense as many thought they might. He played seven snaps out of the Broncos’ 57 defensive snaps, and was credited with one tackle.

He played more snaps than any other Broncos player on special teams, however, 28 in all.

There was nothing spectacular or anything that jumped off the tape from Jewell, but he didn’t make any mistakes either.

Final week one grade: B-

DaeSean Hamilton, WR

Hamilton was on the field for a total of 30 snaps against the Seahawks. He played 16 snaps on special teams and 14 on offense.

The biggest play he made was throwing a key block on Phillip Lindsay’s touchdown catch-and-run. Perhaps the touchdown doesn’t happen without Hamilton’s block.

He was not targeted in the passing game, but that should change rather quickly.

Final week one Grade: B