Denver Broncos: Five big winners from 2021 OTAs

Denver Broncos QB Kendall Hinton. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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Jun 15, 2021; Englewood, Colorado, USA; Members of the wide receiver and tight ends group during an offseason workout at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

As long as the 2020 offseason felt, it’s pretty remarkable that we are now past the OTAs period of the 2021 offseason already. The Denver Broncos have a nice break before returning to the Mile High City for training camp in late July.

General manager George Paton is in his first year on the job, and up to this point, he’s done a tremendous job of assembling a talented crew of players to get back into contention in the AFC West.

Cuts are going to be difficult, which is both a blessing and a curse. You love to see depth on the roster and the Denver Broncos certainly have that in many areas, but you also hate to see good players subjected to the waiver wire.

One of the primary ways that you see good players get pushed to the waiver wire or trade block?

Guys who come out of seemingly nowhere to win roster spots.

Denver Broncos OTAs: Who were big winners?

In this post, we’re going to take a look through some of the players who were big winners from OTAs and who may have an edge for back-end roster spots heading into training camp.

The Broncos have plenty of work left to do and there will certainly be more players who put themselves on the map with their training camp and preseason performances, but having a strong couple of months at OTAs definitely doesn’t hurt.

Even with guys who don’t have to really “fight” for roster spots, who has had a strong start to the offseason?

Which players “won” OTAs?