7 major takeaways for Denver Broncos as OTAs come to a conclusion
As OTAs come to a close, what are the biggest takeaways so far for the Denver Broncos? What should we be looking for as training camp approaches?
It’s been a rather productive offseason for the Denver Broncos in 2022, wouldn’t you say?
The Denver Broncos have:
- Hired a new head coach
- Traded for Russell Wilson
- Solidified new ownership
And those are just the big-ticket items on the list.
It’s been a crazy offseason for general manager George Paton and the front office who were given the award for best Draft in the league in 2021 and coupled that with an amazing offseason in 2022.
All of the moves on paper look great, but what about the on-field product? There’s been a lot of “good” coming from Denver Broncos OTAs and the vibes around the organization are understandably and overwhelmingly positive.
Here are the top seven takeaways as the Broncos wrap up OTAs and head into a break before training camp in July.
Denver Broncos OTA takeaway no. 7: Michael Ojemudia having a big offseason
One of the more underrated needs for the Denver Broncos heading into the 2022 offseason was depth in the secondary, in particular at the outside cornerback position.
Kyle Fuller did not work out as a free agent acquisition last year.
Bryce Callahan, although primarily a slot, was nice depth for the team at the cornerback position and proved more than capable of playing on the outside as well as in the slot.
Michael Ojemudia started as a rookie and wound up getting injured in the preseason. That led to him missing all but a couple of games of the 2021 campaign, even though his injury was characterized as just a 4-6 week recovery time.
In the final game of the 2021 season, Ojemudia started in place of an injured Pat Surtain II and did quite well, reminding us all of the tremendous potential he showed throughout his up-and-down rookie season.
He finished that game with 11 tackles and a pair of pass breakups.
Now, he’s been arguably the talk of OTAs for the Denver Broncos, proving he deserves a spot in the lineup one way or the other.
Ojemudia is drawing the attention of his teammates and coaches alike by consistently making plays every single day.
He’s not currently in the starting lineup — the starting cornerback jobs belong to Pat Surtain II and Ronald Darby — but Ojemudia is knocking on the door.