Gone are the days where the cornerback position doesn’t require a second thought for the Broncos.
Four years ago, this team had enviable depth with Aqib Talib, Chris Harris Jr., and Bradley Roby all playing at an extremely high level. This past season, the Broncos’ lack of depth at the cornerback position was exposed badly.
Roby stepped into a full-time role with Talib traded to the Rams, and after Chris Harris Jr. suffered what amounted to a season-ending injury, the Broncos were trotting out street free agent Jamar Taylor and 2018 bargain bin free agent Tramaine Brock.
The depth was so exposed in the preseason the Broncos signed Pacman Jones, only to release him later in the season.
To say this position needs to be addressed is an understatement. Bradley Roby needs to go to a more part-time role or figure some other things out as he was toasted far too many times for anyone’s liking this past season, and Denver needs to get back to this position being a strength.
Harris will be back at full strength, and Isaac Yiadom — a third-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft — looks like a keeper and possible starter.
There are some fun names available in free agency as well as the NFL Draft, so they should be able to replenish this spot pretty easily.