If there has been one player that has stood out the most in Denver Broncos camp, it would be someone you wouldn’t expect. Elijah WIlkinson is turning heads.
If you told me at the end of the first wave of training camp practices on Monday that Elijah Wilkinson has been the most impressive player on the Denver Broncos roster, I would have thought the statement was a bit crazy.
Normally, we are used to hearing how well the skill position players are doing. A player making a spectacular catch, a quarterback making an amazing throw. Normally, we do not hear much from offensive linemen unless they give up a sack. Elijah Wilkinson is making a case for himself after five days of camp.
Rich Scangarello, Denver’s offensive coordinator, gave the undrafted Bronco a lot of praise when he spoke to the media recently. Scangarello told Nicki Jhabvala that Wilkinson has shown tremendous progress working with Mike Munchak and loves his work ethic.
That shows quite a bit if the offensive coordinator is giving a lot of love for a player who right now is slated as a backup. This also is very promising for the depth of the Denver Broncos offensive line, which has shown it acquires more harsh times than listening to the choir singing.
It is going to be very important for the Denver Broncos offensive line to not only be more positively consistent, but to have players who can showcase that while waiting in the wings.
Elijah Wilkinson is on the right path towards perhaps playing a bigger role when his number is called upon. Depth is going to be so important at any sport. The fact that the Denver Broncos might have a strong offensive linemen behind the starters is very promising.
Here is hoping that he continues with the hard work and can take the next step as the second wave of training camp practices begin on Wednesday.