Training camp is almost underway in Dove Valley for the Denver Broncos. This is the time of year when we see veterans get back to their regular schedule, see rookies get acclimated to the NFL lifestyle, and occasionally see new faces turn some heads on the field and in the crowd. Who could those five players be for the Broncos?
With training camp starting back up for the Denver Broncos this week, some familiar faces will be returning to Dove Valley to prep for the 2021 NFL regular season. Coaches, media members, and fans (finally!) will be able to watch their guys get back to work.
Every year in camp there seems to be a number of players that regularly make “ooh and ahh” plays that leave coaches and fans speechless and shocked. Names like Justin Simmons, Von Miller, and Jerry Jeudy will be regularly heard throughout camp as guys that made big plays on the reg.
However, there are plenty of new faces in camp this season thanks to new general manager George Paton. There will be plenty of opportunities for young guys and some not-so-known players to shine. With the bevy of new talent in the room and competition stirring up some heated camp battles, who will make a name for themselves and turn heads at training camp?
Could we see a rookie beat out a veteran for a starting spot? Could we see a player coming off of injury take back his throne? Here are the five players who could turn heads at Broncos camp.
Denver Broncos players that could turn heads at camp
Rookie safety Jamar Johnson is ready to make his presence felt
The Broncos did something in the 2021 NFL Draft that they haven’t done since…well since they drafted Justin Simmons and Will Parks back in 2016. They drafted two safeties. After last year’s struggles in the secondary, it appears Paton sought out to remedy the situation.
The Broncos’ new head honcho took Texas safety Caden Sterns with their fifth-round pick and then selected Indiana safety Jamar Johnson with their next pick, which was 12 picks after Sterns.
Johnson has already been turning heads before training camp at the team’s rookie minicamp, however, so it was only right that we feature him at the top of this list. Johnson is an extremely versatile safety, with great ball skills and a high football IQ. He fits the bill for a Vic Fangio safety: can cover and can also play the run.
With the backup safety position becoming more important behind Simmons and Kareem Jackson, Johnson’s playmaking skills in camp could make or break his chances of getting on to the final roster.