Denver Broncos: Five big winners from 2021 OTAs

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Michael Ojemudia, Denver Broncos
May 24, 2021; Englewood, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Michael Ojemudia (13) during organized team activities at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

3. Michael Ojemudia, CB

How do you respond to basically being demoted from starter to essentially CB5 on the roster?

You go out there and do what only you can do and control what only you can control.

The Denver Broncos are playing the long game with second-year cornerback Michael Ojemudia, and everyone will hopefully be better for it. With the injury history of both Ron Darby and Bryce Callahan, Ojemudia could get a shot to get back into the lineup sooner than later.

If everyone stays healthy, he’s going to have to make himself valuable in other ways and by playing other positions within the defense as well as on special teams.

When he was drafted, there was some talk about Ojemudia possibly cross-training as a safety. Could he be a potential long-term option behind Kareem Jackson?

Why not?

Ojemudia forced four fumbles last year and does a great job of reading the quarterback’s eyes. He has outstanding size and should do well as a dime linebacker, nickel defender, or whatever role the Denver Broncos put him in.

He showed at OTAs that he has made strides in his game.

It will be huge for Ojemudia to keep making improvements and keep proving his versatility to the coaching staff.

As we get closer to the 2021 season, his role will become more defined but the Broncos obviously know that, if need be, Ojemudia is capable of starting for them at outside corner.