The Denver Broncos have a loaded 90-man roster, but which position groups will be especially difficult for offseason stars to make the team?
Fresh off of OTAs, it’s already extremely difficult to put together a 53-man roster projection for the Denver Broncos.
Imagine how tough it’s going to be as players start emerging during training camp.
It’s a nice problem to have, for sure. The depth chart is, well, actually deep.
As the month of June slowly comes to a conclusion, and training camp is set to begin in roughly a month, what position groups on this Denver Broncos roster are going to be the toughest for offseason Cinderella stories to actually make it?
Let’s take a look at the top three.
Denver Broncos toughest position to make no. 1: Safety
Cracking the Denver Broncos roster at the safety position is going to be a brutal task for any of the young players on the roster or anyone on the back end of the roster in general.
Justin Simmons is one of the best safeties in the NFL right now.
Kareem Jackson is a grizzled veteran who works incredibly well in tandem with Simmons.
The Broncos have used three fifth-round picks on the safety position in the two years George Paton has been the general manager, and they also brought in JR Reed this offseason in free agency.
Here’s a look at the Denver Broncos’ current safety group, keeping in mind that the team is likely only keeping four or five:
- Justin Simmons
- Kareem Jackson
- Caden Sterns
- Delarrin Turner-Yell
- Jamar Johnson
- PJ Locke
- JR Reed
As we head into the dead period of the NFL offseason, you can’t help but wonder how much longer guys like JR Reed and Jamar Johnson could be around, but what happens if one of them (or both) just goes crazy in training camp and the preseason?
The Broncos are going to have some difficult decisions on their hands in general, but the safety position is one of the more intriguing groups this offseason.