Denver Broncos: Grading rookie performances after week one
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Keishawn Bierria, LB
The Broncos drafted Bierria to be a backup linebacker and special teams ace similar to what they had in Corey Nelson.
Against the Seahawks, Bierria was not used on defense at all, which was not unexpected as he could have very easily been inactive for this game.
He did, however, get work on 19 special teams plays, but unfortunately made a critical error. On a punt return from Pacman Jones that was taken near midfield, Bierria was flagged for holding and pinned the Broncos inside the 20.
It was a field position switch of at least 30 yards.
That error simply cannot happen, and Bierria knows it. It was an asterisk on an otherwise stellar game from the entire special teams group.
Final week one grade: C-