Denver Broncos training camp: Day one notes and observations

Denver Broncos OLB Von Miller. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos OLB Von Miller. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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Calvin Anderson, Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos offensive lineman Calvin Anderson. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

2. Depth Chart Updates

The Denver Broncos have one primary position of competition on the offensive line right now, and that’s at right tackle.

When he addressed the media on Tuesday Vic Fangio noted that people shouldn’t sleep on young Calvin Anderson. If you’ve been reading Predominantly Orange for any period of time, you will note that Anderson is someone who has had starting potential from the very beginning.

Fangio put his money where his mouth is, and threw Anderson out there with the starting offensive line for the first practice.

As he promised previously, both Bobby Massie and Cam Fleming will also get opportunities to rotate in there and win the job, but it was outstanding to see a young player like Anderson get that shot to open training camp. He’s put in a ton of work, and after two spot starts in 2020, he deserved the chance to prove himself.

The cameras caught a really nice rep for him against star pass rusher Von Miller, too.

Offensively, there was really nothing else unexpected with the depth chart.

Defensively, the top corners were Kyle Fuller and Ronald Darby, but the Broncos spent plenty of time in their dime package which included Pat Surtain II and Bryce Callahan.

It was difficult to note which linebacker stayed on the field for that dime package, but we’ll try to take note in the coming days.