5 Denver Broncos roster sleepers on offense in 2022
The Denver Broncos have outstanding roster depth from 1-90 in 2022, but which players could actually be sleepers to crack the final 53?
The Denver Broncos have an exceptionally deep roster from top to bottom. Finding any openings on the final 53-man roster is going to be very difficult, but as is the case every single year, you can never count out a good training camp and preseason superstar.
As tough as it’s going to be to make this Denver Broncos’ roster, a strong camp and preseason from a variety of guys could prompt general manager George Paton to make some trades to improve his current number of selections in the 2023 NFL Draft, which is rather low.
The Broncos don’t necessarily need these players to break through in the 2022 offseason, but a big offseason from any of these five offensive players could result in some very good “problems” for George Paton and Nathaniel Hackett to have.
Here are five sleeper offensive players to crack the roster for the Denver Broncos in 2022.
Denver Broncos roster sleeper no. 1: Damarea Crockett, RB
One of the players who has plenty of familiarity with the new coaching staff in Denver right now is running back Damarea Crockett.
Crockett was signed to the Packers’ practice squad back in the 2019 season, Nathaniel Hackett’s first in Green Bay.
The Packers then signed Crockett to a reserve/futures deal in 2020 and he spent the offseason with them before ultimately getting waived in September.
He signed with the Denver Broncos’ practice squad just a couple of weeks after that.
Believe it or not, it’s now Crockett’s third season with the Denver Broncos. He spent all of 2020 on the practice squad, signed a reserve/futures deal in 2021, and wound up getting some action in the 2021 regular season, playing mostly special teams in his 12 appearances.
Crockett is just about the ideal zone scheme running back when you look at his pro day metrics.
He’s very well-built with a low center of gravity, he is explosive, he’s strong, and he’s got an edge now of having played a significant role on last year’s special teams.
Could he have the edge over a player like Mike Boone as the Denver Broncos’ RB3? Would the Broncos keep both guys on the final roster?
I think Crockett is in a really good position to make some noise this offseason.