Denver Broncos: Let Su’a Cravens grow

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 09: Su'a Cravens #21 of the Denver Broncos dives on a loose ball after a fumble by teammate Brendan Langley #27 during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on December 9, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 09: Su'a Cravens #21 of the Denver Broncos dives on a loose ball after a fumble by teammate Brendan Langley #27 during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on December 9, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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The plan to bench Su’a Cravens left a lot of questions regarding his spot, but the best bet for the Denver Broncos is to let him grow in the system.

When the Denver Broncos acquired Su’a Cravens in the offseason it was a move met with excitement and joy amongst many in Broncos Country.

His versatility is a trait the team could have utilized throughout the season. As a dime linebacker willing and able to cover many players on the field, the Broncos must give a great deal of patience to Cravens.

Cravens has not seen significant game action since 2016. The Washington Redskins sent him to Denver after a year away from football. There’s still hope he can play a lot more down the road. It is an unfortunate string of events that occurred with Cravens this season. However, people forget Cravens sustained a knee injury which landed him on injured reserve for eight weeks, putting him out until the Houston Texans game.

Due to the lack of action he’s seen this season, some would think rust is the biggest reason for his subpar play and I would agree.

As stated earlier, Cravens has not played since 2016! With such a limited time to make an impact, Cravens needs some Broncos ‘Miracle Grow’ or something. Let him develop into a player the team can use strictly for matchup purposes.

This is not to take away from development of Will Parks or Dymonte Thomas, by any means. Teams can never have too much depth in the secondary. Cravens must be afforded more opportunities to prove his worth.

Cravens’ versatility is more than likely what caught the attention of the Broncos when they traded for him. Give Cravens time to develop his craft and become the player he showed during his rookie season.

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On the field, there was miscommunication, but let Cravens show what he can do. As talented as Cravens is, they will be glad they did.