2019 salary cap hit: $571,433
Years under contract: 4
It’s rare that anyone at the Broncos’ edge position can actually compete with Von Miller in terms of pure speed, so having Justin Hollins and his 4.50 will be intriguing this coming season.
Hollins comes from Oregon where he was the only player in all of college football last season with at least five sacks, five forced fumbles, and an interception.
He can put on the jets, and he can flat out take the ball away.
Hollins’ speed is not his only trick, either. This is a strong player who uses his speed to create other advantages. He will start off looking like he’s going to take a wide arc around the tackle, swipe right across their face and attack the B-gap to get upfield in a hurry.
It’s a shock Hollins’ sack numbers weren’t higher in college.
With the Broncos, outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley has some ideas of how to get his athleticism on the field in ways other than just sprinting after the QB on third downs. The Broncos envision him as a possible off-ball linebacker and matchup player in coverage.