Denver Broncos: 5 players soaring up depth chart after Vikings win

Denver Broncos wide receiver Trinity Benson. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos wide receiver Trinity Benson. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) /
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Denver Broncos wide receiver Trinity Benson. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Trinity Benson, WR

Heading into training camp, there were maybe two positions on the entire Denver Broncos roster that looked like they were going to be nearly impossible for the “underdog” to make it at.

Those two positions were wide receiver and cornerback.

As training camp and now one week of the preseason have progressed, it’s becoming clearer and clearer that the Denver Broncos have some really tough decisions on their hands at receiver.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing, of course.

So long as everyone is kept and no one is traded, the top four at the position are locked in with Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, and KJ Hamler. The fifth spot was presumed to be in the hands of Tyrie Cleveland, who has had a few disappointing weeks in a row now.

The Broncos undoubtedly see the forest through the trees with Cleveland, who could be a big-time contributor on special teams, but what about behind him?

Sixth-round pick Seth Williams has made some splashes, but no player has made more plays throughout training camp and now week one of the preseason than former undrafted free agent Trinity Benson.

Benson appears to be head and shoulders above the other receivers on the roster beyond the top four at this point, and it would be a shock at this point if he didn’t make the final roster. He has kick and punt return value as well as big-play potential for the offense.

It looks like Benson will go from relative obscurity to becoming the Denver Broncos’ version of “TB12”.