Denver Broncos: Most intriguing competitions at offseason camp

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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 /


Perhaps this position isn’t so much of a competition but an embarrassment of riches for Vic Fangio. Before drafting Patrick Surtain II with the ninth pick, Paton added Kyle Fuller and Ronald Darby to Bryce Callahan at cornerback.

The top four seem pretty much locked in at this point, and their rotation will be intriguing. Can they use one of the four on obvious passing downs to help cover the tight end, or will they spend most of their time in the Nickel formation?

This position will make for interesting viewing throughout training camp, with the likes of Michael Ojemudia, Essang Bassey, and Duke Dawson Jr. on the roster, the depth will be something to look out for.

Ojemudia had what amounted to a pretty typical rookie season. There were moments where he struggled and was picked on by opposing offenses, and he also made some big plays in some big moments. He figures to be the next man up if he can continue to make the strides he did last season.

Bassey and Dawson could also have a role on this team. Being deep at the cornerback position is key for a team that last season simultaneously lost, A.J. Bouye and Bryce Callahan due to injury. Camp will be vital in deciding the final roles for these players and is definitely going to be an exciting competition.