Denver Broncos: 3 most surprising players to make the final roster
3. Kary Vincent Jr., CB
Putting together 53-man roster predictions, there was definitely a chance that Denver Broncos rookie seventh-round pick Kary Vincent Jr. could make the squad.
It’s always preferable to go with a guy you just drafted when there’s competition at the position, but we’ve seen players like Nate Hairston have big weeks of practice, we’ve seen Saivion Smith make a big play on special teams, and while we’ve seen flashes from Kary Vincent Jr., you couldn’t help but wonder if the Broncos might try to sneak him onto the practice squad.
His flashes in coverage were good enough that they obviously didn’t feel like they could sneak him through, so the speedster out of LSU is getting a shot to be CB5 to open the season.
That could change if the team brings back Nate Hairston, who could push Vincent down to CB6, but only time will tell.
With the injury to Michael Ojemudia, Vincent is going to have a chance to contribute early on and his speed is certainly intriguing. He made at least one big play in each of the Broncos’ three preseason games in coverage, and he could have a future in the nickel for the Broncos with Bryce Callahan in the final year of his contract.
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Of the team’s three seventh-round picks, the Denver Broncos were surprisingly able to keep two as well as one of their undrafted players. On such a competitive roster, that is certainly no small feat.