The 2018 NFL Draft class for the Denver Broncos has huge expectations both now and into the future. How did they perform in the first quarter of 2018?
The Denver Broncos’ 2018 rookie class has the potential to be a truly historic group for this team.
Denver’s roster appears to have one half tugging toward the future and one end hanging on for dear life to a Super Bowl ‘window’ and pretty soon, the young core is going to take over.
It’s a new era of Broncos football, and this year’s rookie class is special. They’ve proven as much in the team’s first four games of the 2018 season, starting with top pick Bradley Chubb and going all the way down the line to undrafted rookie Phillip Lindsay.
When the Broncos drafted these guys, it was clear the team was prioritizing players who exemplified leadership. They also appeared to prioritize guys who had started for at least a couple of seasons, and they drafted almost strictly seniors rather than juniors with a limited college sample size.
The decision to go with a combination of elite athleticism, experience, and leadership has paid off in a big way for the Broncos, as they appear to have one of the best young core groups of players in the NFL as opposed to other recent years when it looked like they had really struggled to get talent in the NFL Draft.
Let’s take a look at this rookie class through the first quarter of the season, some of their key numbers, and what to expect moving forward.