Denver Broncos: 4 most overlooked players heading into 2021

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Malik Reed, Denver Broncos
DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 01: Linebacker Malik Reed #59 of the Denver Broncos warms up before a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Empower Field at Mile High on December 1, 2019, in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chargers 23-20. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

Malik Reed

Speaking of Miller and Chubb, they need a guy to come in and spell them once in a while and Malik Reed is that guy. Though Chubb was named to the Pro Bowl last season, it was actually Reed who led the team in sacks.

Getting a chance to be a starter with Miller missing all of last season, Reed racked up eight sacks and has really become quite the undrafted find for the Broncos, much like Shaq Barrett was when the team had Miller and DeMarcus Ware.

The Broncos will hope this is finally the year they get to put Miller and Chubb on the field at the same time in every game, but there has to be a lot of confidence when you know you can bring in a guy like Reed in situations.

If you ask the average NFL fan, they likely can’t tell you what team Reed plays for and may not have ever even heard of him because he has really flown under the radar. But Broncos fans know his worth and have to be excited to have him around.