5 Denver Broncos players with stock up after Dallas Cowboys practice

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Denver Broncos stock up no. 2: Albert Okwuegbunam, TE

One of the Denver Broncos players that has really been stepping up in recent weeks is tight end Albert Okwuegbunam. Early on in training camp, some were wondering why we hadn’t really been hearing much regarding Okwuegbunam and why we were hearing a lot more about backup tight end Eric Saubert.

Especially with rookie Greg Dulcich missing some time due to a hamstring injury, it was a little concerning that Okwuegbunam wasn’t making more of an early impression at camp. Over the second half of camp practices, however, Albert O. has been outstanding.

It’s clear that if Okwuegbunam was off to a slow start, things have changed. He seems to be popping up on the team’s highlight reels daily at this point and doing more than just catching the ball in the flat and running upfield.

He’s going to be a fun weapon in 2022.

Denver Broncos stock up no. 3: Montrell Washington, WR

Speaking of fun weapons, stop me if you’ve heard this before.

Montrell Washington.

Montrell Washington was at it again with the Cowboys in town, and you can just tell this guy is gaining such a comfortability out there on the field. He’s a football player and a total natural, at that.

In case anyone was doubting it, this guy can flat-out play. The Broncos have themselves a playmaker in Washington, and most fans haven’t gotten the chance to see any of what he can do in the return game other than highlights from college. We will undoubtedly get the chance to see some of that in the preseason as the Broncos get ready for Washington to be the opening-day kickoff and punt returner, but he’s become a major factor in the offense as well.

Watching Washington in the team’s highlight reels, he does such a good job of catching the ball away from his frame and adjusting to the ball in the air. I think we’re only scratching the surface with this guy but it was great to hear and see that he had a good practice against Dallas after having a bunch of good practices against the Broncos’ secondary.