5 most interesting Broncos position battles ahead of training camp

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The Denver Broncos will open their 2022 training camp in just about one month. 

The Broncos will open training camp on July 27 and between that and a three-game preseason slate, some of the most interesting position battles on the roster will be put on full display.

The Broncos are a team with a vastly improved roster, led by new starting quarterback Russell Wilson, and with that comes some high expectations for the coming season.

But there are several spots where the starter is undecided and those 14 practices and three preseason games are going to be quite important in determining them.

In fact, there might be even more than the five listed here where the competition will be quite fierce, but here are the five spots where things will be most interesting.

Broncos’ most interesting position battles ahead of training camp: Right tackle

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Oct 10, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Denver Broncos offensive tackle Calvin Anderson (76) and guard Quinn Meinerz (77) take the field to play the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 27-19. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

After not selecting a tackle in the draft, the Broncos are poised to have a three-way battle to see who will start the year at that spot. That is an important question as the offensive line is going to need to be as strong as possible in order to protect Wilson, the team’s new top asset.

Calvin Anderson, Tom Compton and Billy Turner will be vying for the right tackle position and it could really go to any of them.

Anderson has been with the Broncos for the past three seasons and has made five starts over the past two years. The previous regime certainly saw something in him but how will he be looked at by the new coaching staff?

Compton is a 10-year NFL veteran and Turner has experience in both Denver and Green Bay, the place Nathaniel Hackett came from. Turner can also play on the inside and may even be most effective there.

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see all three of these guys get starts at right tackle this season.