Denver Broncos: One sleeper for each offensive position in 2021
Running back: Mike Boone
Boone is going to make this team, there should be little doubt about that. But he could be much more effective than many fans first thought.
The Broncos made a quick move to go out and sign Boone as a free agent, his ties to general manager George Paton from their time with the Minnesota Vikings being the catalyst that brought him to the Mile High City.
It was thought that Boone, a tremendous special teams player, could also be a good third-down running back. But when the team drafted Javonte Williams in the second round, it showed that they likely don’t intend to rely on Melvin Gordon for long, which actually helps Boone.
What if Boone lands a bigger role with this team and actually helps convince the Broncos to trade Gordon before the season starts? Royce Freeman is still there as insurance so that idea may not be that far off.
Look for Boone to push for more offensive snaps than he got in Minnesota. Last year that number was over two percent. He may have been promised a larger role with his new team and without a lot of competition at the position, he could shine in orange and blue.