Denver Broncos: Grades for entire 2020 rookie class

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Denver Broncos, Michael Ojemudia
Denver Broncos cornerback Michael Ojemudia (23) nearly picks off a pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Chris Hogan (15) in the first half of a NFL game at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford.Nfl Jets Broncos /

Third round

McTelvin Agim, DT

Though he possesses a ton of promise, McTelvin Agim wasn’t used much as a rookie as Vic Fangio preferred to go with more experienced players on his defensive line. Agim dressed for 10 games but made just a handful of tackles on the year.

Hopefully he is given more time on the field in 2021.

Grade: I (Incomplete)

Lloyd Cushenberry, OL

Taken in the third round after helping LSU to a national title. Cushenberry came into Broncos camp looking to be the team’s starting center, though some felt he may need to sit behind Patrick Morris for a season.

He ended up overtaking Morris rather quickly and started all 16 games at center, showing that he could be a long-term answer at that position.

Grade: B

Michael Ojemudia, CB

Michael Ojemudia was pressed into action more quickly than the team likely wanted him to be due to an injury in the season opener to A.J. Bouye. He still flashed some good potential but also made some poor plays and got burned in coverage as well.

In the season finale against the Las Vegas Raiders, he was able to force two fumbles. But he also got beat on the deep ball as he did a few times during the season.

Ojemudia showed himself to be a tough, scrappy corner but he’ll need to tighten up his coverage technique and not let guys get behind him with so much separation as often in year two.

Of all the rookies on the team, Ojemudia probably had the most up and down season.

Grade: C