By most accounts, Denver Broncos general manager George Paton has done a great job in his first offseason rebuilding the team’s roster.
The Broncos still have question marks at the most important position on the team, quarterback, but most of the core positions seem to be much improved. The team does have some sneaky depth at several positions, however, making this upcoming summer an interesting one.
The Broncos are a team looking to get out of the AFC West cellar. To do that, they will need to start by building the best 53-man roster they can.
There are several players who are already locked into a roster spot, making it easy to project many of the team’s roster spots right out of the gate. But what about those last 10 spots or so where things are not so clear and where there will be a major competition?
Sayre Bedinger recently put out his attempt at projecting the final roster, but who are some guys who could steal some of those spots?
Here, you will see some names that not many will pick to make the team, whether it be because they are late-round draft picks or players who were not picked at all, but they are all capable of being one of the final 53.
Warren Jackson, wide receiver
How many wide receivers will the Broncos keep?
Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, K.J. Hamler and Tim Patrick are all but locks to make it. Diontae Spencer is the team’s return specialist, but beyond that, it is wide open.
Tyrie Cleveland and sixth-round pick Seth Williams would seem to have the best odds to get the next two spots, should the team keep seven receivers, but don’t look past undrafted wide receiver Warren Jackson.
Jackson has great size at 6-foot-6 and has waited for the chance to prove himself as a professional football player since he was a young boy. If he can learn how to use that size to his advantage, he could be a great under-the-radar guy for this team.
Of course, that could take some time to develop, so he projects best as a practice squad guy, but a guy like Cleveland will have to show much more than he did in his rookie season in order for the team to just give him a free pass.