Denver Broncos: 5 players with roster status soaring after Seahawks win
The Denver Broncos had another great game as a team in their preseason win over the Seattle Seahawks. Whose roster status is on the rise?
It is definitely the preseason, but it’s still exciting to see the Denver Broncos playing well. Through the team’s first two preseason games, they have outscored both the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks by a combined score of 63-9.
As of right now, it’s a little bit difficult for fans to focus on much else besides the quarterback drama. After two preseason games, it appears to still be a pretty dead heat between Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater.
There are still a lot of other players on the roster to be evaluated and some guys who have really been stepping up in preseason action, particularly in this game against the Seahawks.
Which players find their roster stock soaring after the win in the Emerald City?
Let’s take a look at five.
Denver Broncos: 5 players whose roster status is soaring after Seahawks win
1. Jonathon Cooper, OLB
As Cameron Parker stated, Jonathon Cooper is seizing his opportunities so far in the preseason.
Cooper was out for blood in this game, and if you had a pre-game Jonathon Cooper stat BINGO card, he filled it out quite nicely.
He finished the game against Seattle with three total tackles, two sacks, two QB hits, a tackle for loss, and a batted pass at the line of scrimmage. He was all over the field creating pressure and using his combination of speed, effort, and hand strength to win as a rusher.
It was reminiscent of preseason performances from unheralded prospects in the past like Shaquil Barrett and Malik Reed.
Cooper’s strip-sack against the Seahawks was certainly not the final tipping point, but you can put in Sharpie this guy’s name on the final 53-man roster.
He has solidified himself among the top four at the position and considering the Denver Broncos may only keep four guys at EDGE, he has done a good job of creating a wide gap of separation in such a short amount of time.
He has also graded out as PFF’s highest-rated rookie through two preseason games. How about that?