Denver Broncos: Top newcomers living up to expectations so far

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AJ Bouye, Denver Broncos
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2. AJ Bouye, CB

AJ Bouye was traded to the Denver Broncos from the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason for the low price of a fourth-round draft pick.

The Broncos were in the market for an outside cornerback this offseason with Chris Harris Jr.’s likely departure, and Bouye was a tremendous player to grab at a discounted rate.

After an awesome start to his Jacksonville career in 2017-18, Bouye had a down 2019 season and injuries could be a major reason for that.

Now, he’s got a daily appointment at the catch point and is looking fully healthy and ready for CB1 responsibilities in Denver.

The Broncos needed Bouye to be a CB1 for them this season, and if he’s been ‘everything’ they hoped for?

That’s great news for all.

The cornerback position was an underrated weakness for Denver last season, but with Bouye coming in and Bryce Callahan coming off of his injury and also looking really good, it could very well become one of the team’s top strengths in 2020.