Denver Broncos rookie grades through first quarter of 2020 season

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Denver Broncos, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler
Oct 1, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver K.J. Hamler (13) and offensive tackle Garett Bolles (72) during the first half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports /

How have the Denver Broncos’ rookies done so far in the 2020 season?

The Denver Broncos have one of the youngest teams in the NFL, and their 2020 rookie class is obviously a critical one to both the present and the future of the team.

The Broncos were armed with 10 selections in the 2020 NFL Draft, and not only did they make all 10 selections, but all 10 players made it through camp with the team and have been involved since week one of the season (or at least, would have been if they were healthy).

With a shortened offseason and no preseason, it’s hard to say that what we’ve seen from the rookie so far is really definitive one way or another, but these players are getting the chance to prove their worth with prominent roles both offensively and defensively.

Starting with top pick Jerry Jeudy at wide receiver, the Broncos’ 2020 rookie class has the potential to be one of the most impactful in the entire league if they can all stay out on the field. There are a lot of snaps to evaluate for the rookies even just through four games, but the Broncos have had to deal with some tough injuries to their rookie class as well.

Most notably, the team has had to deal with KJ Hamler’s lingering hamstring injury which caused him to miss time even dating all the way back to his training before the Scouting Combine in February.

Linebacker Justin Strnad, a fifth-round pick out of Wake Forest, suffered a wrist injury in training camp that will cause him to miss the entire 2020 season. He was poised for a big role as the Broncos’ nickel linebacker before that injury.

Let’s take a look at the entire rookie class and how they’ve performed in their first quarter of an NFL season.