The Denver Broncos secondary is going through a resurgence and De’Vante Bausby is putting himself in consideration for the 53-man roster.
Alliance of American Football League was supposed to be a success story and minor league system for the National Football League. However, it crashed and burned faster than Pompeii. There’s one player that seems to have a chip on the shoulder because of the league’s closure and that is Denver Broncos cornerback De’Vante Bausby.
Bausby has familiarity with new head coach Vic Fangio from his time with Chicago Bears. He is a unique cornerback that has blazing speed to recover and use dynamic ball skills to force turnovers.
One such play occurred in the AAF where the pick-six mirrored Chris Harris’ against new Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco when he was with the Baltimore Ravens. While there was no long recovery, Bausby still closed rather quickly to snatch the interception.
The Broncos cornerback has shown strong signs during camp of continuing this confidence in Training Camp. It is early, but it is creating memories of the camp darling Lorenzo Doss. Doss buzzed all throughout Training Camp with the Broncos but never translated to the regular season or preseason games. However, there’s a serious chip on a shoulder with Bausby.
When a league like the AAF closes and also where De’Vante Bausby showed strong NFL potential, the hope is to show what he did was not a fluke. Bausby’s early success in camp does parallel to Doss, but that’s without game action.
As we all know, games trump everything. Also, if there are development and progression after those games and each and every practice, then there’s a strong chance this underdog story can be complete.
My guess is people do not expect a lot from players transferring from the AAF. But, if De’Vante Bausby continues to prove doubters wrong with every pass breakup and interception, then he will find himself on the Denver Broncos roster before week one.
This is what you call a successful underdog story.