Denver Broncos Roster 2018 Broncos Roster

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Under center has been a problem for Denver, and even in Peyton Manning’s last few seasons it was not pretty. Case Keenum adds a little stability in his seventh year, but overall they still need to be looking into the future. Chad Kelly and Paxton Lynch are not the answers. The running back position is a little bit of a logjam. Devontae Booker, De’Angelo Henderson, and Royce Freeman are the three in contention. Freeman is an exciting draft prospect out of Oregon, and was taken in the third round. In the second round they added Courtland Sutton, which will fill the shoes of Emmanuel Sanders or Demaryius Thomas, as both are have limited days in Denver. Tight end has never been a strong suit for Denver, but Jake Butt will look to get make a jump in year two. The defense is still the best part of this team, especially with Von Miller leading the way.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Joe Flacco Joe Flacco J. Flacco 5
81
#20 QB 1 6'6" 245 34 1/16/85 12 2008 1 18 Delaware
QB Kevin Hogan Kevin Hogan K. Hogan 9
64
#75 QB 3 6'3" 218 26 10/20/92 4 2016 5 162 Stanford
QB Nick Stevens Nick Stevens N. Stevens 5
69
4 6'3" 205 24 1/31/95 1 2018 Colorado State
RB Phillip Lindsay Phillip Lindsay P. Lindsay 30
69
#87 RB 1 5'7" 185 24 7/24/94 2 2018
RB Royce Freeman Royce Freeman R. Freeman 28
72
#78 RB 2 5'11" 229 23 2/24/96 2 2018 3 71 Oregon
RB Devontae Booker Devontae Booker D. Booker 23
75
#65 RB 3 5'11" 219 26 5/27/92 4 2016 4 136 Utah
OT Ja'Wuan James Ja'Wuan James J. James 70
83
#17 OT 1 6'6" 311 26 6/3/92 6 2014 1 19 Tennessee
OT Garett Bolles Garett Bolles G. Bolles 72
81
#24 OT 1 6'5" 297 26 5/27/92 3 2017 1 20 Utah
ILB Josey Jewell Josey Jewell J. Jewell 47
69
#53 ILB 1 6'1" 234 24 12/25/94 2 2018 4 106
ILB Todd Davis Todd Davis T. Davis 51
76
#36 ILB 1 6'1" 230 26 5/17/92 6 2014 Sacramento State
ILB Joseph Jones Joseph Jones J. Jones 43
69
#52 ILB 2 6'1" 235 25 2/21/94 3 2017 Northwestern
ILB Keishawn Bierria Keishawn Bierria K. Bierria 40
69
#58 ILB 2 6'0" 230 23 7/26/95 2 2018 6 217
ILB A.J. Johnson A.J. Johnson A. Johnson 45
68
#59 ILB 6'2" 244 27 12/24/91 2 2018
OLB Von Miller Von Miller V. Miller 58
99
#1 OLB 1 6'3" 246 30 2/10/89 9 2011 1 2 Texas A&M
OLB Bradley Chubb Bradley Chubb B. Chubb 55
81
#19 OLB 1 6'4" 269 22 6/24/96 2 2018 1 5
SS Will Parks Will Parks W. Parks 34
76
#32 SS 1 6'0" 211 24 7/29/94 4 2016 6 219 Arizona
SS Jamal Carter Jamal Carter J. Carter 20
61
#98 SS 3 6'1" 212 25 4/12/94 2 2017 Miami
SS Shamarko Thomas Shamarko Thomas S. Thomas 38
70
#47 SS 5'9" 213 28 2/1/91 7 2013 4 111 Syracuse
P Colby Wadman Colby Wadman C. Wadman 3
67
#32 P 1 6'1" 208 24 4/19/95 2 2018
FS Justin Simmons Justin Simmons J. Simmons 31
85
#15 FS 1 6'2" 202 25 11/19/93 4 2016 3 98 Boston College
FS Su'a Cravens Su'a Cravens S. Cravens 21
75
#2 FS 2 6'0" 226 23 7/7/95 3 2016 2 53 Southern Cal
FS Dymonte Thomas Dymonte Thomas D. Thomas 35
68
#49 FS 3 5'11" 195 25 11/30/93 2 2017 Michigan
LS Casey Kreiter Casey Kreiter C. Kreiter 42
63
#23 LS 6'3" 250 28 8/13/90 4 2014 Iowa
C Connor McGovern Connor McGovern C. McGovern 60
65
#102 C 1 6'4" 306 25 4/27/93 4 2016 5 144 Missouri
C Sam Jones Sam Jones S. Jones 70
69
#39 C 2 6'5" 305 23 2/21/96 2 2018 6 183
C Jake Brendel Jake Brendel J. Brendel 64
62
#90 C 6'4" 303 26 9/10/92 4 2016 UCLA
DL Lowell Lotulelei Lowell Lotulelei L. Lotulelei 78
65
#2 DL 6'2" 315 24 3/22/95 1 2018 Utah
WR Courtland Sutton Courtland Sutton C. Sutton 14
73
#114 WR 1 6'3" 218 23 10/10/95 2 2018 2 40 SMU
WR Emmanuel Sanders Emmanuel Sanders E. Sanders 10
87
#20 WR 1 5'11" 180 32 3/17/87 10 2010 3 82 SMU
WR Daesean Hamilton Daesean Hamilton D. Hamilton 17
65
#177 WR 1 6'1" 203 24 3/10/95 2 2018 4 113
WR River Cracraft River Cracraft R. Cracraft 11
68
#211 WR 2 6'0" 197 24 11/1/94 2 2017 Washington State
WR Fred Brown Fred Brown F. Brown 13
69
#143 WR 6'1" 185 25 12/1/93 1 2018 Mississippi State
WR Tim Patrick Tim Patrick T. Patrick 81
68
#140 WR 6'5" 210 25 11/23/93 2 2017 Utah
TE Temarrick Hemingway Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway 85
61
#184 TE 2 6'5" 229 25 7/30/93 3 2016 6 177 South Carolina State
TE Troy Fumagalli Troy Fumagalli T. Fumagalli 84
69
#88 TE 3 6'5" 247 24 2/17/95 1 2018 5 156
TE Jeff Heuerman Jeff Heuerman J. Heuerman 82
72
#59 TE 6'5" 254 24 12/7/94 5 2015 3 92 Ohio State
DE Adam Gotsis Adam Gotsis A. Gotsis 99
77
#63 DE 1 6'4" 287 26 9/23/92 4 2016 2 63 Georgia Tech
DE Derek Wolfe Derek Wolfe D. Wolfe 95
84
#31 DE 1 6'5" 295 29 2/24/90 8 2012 2 36 Cincinnati
DE Zach Kerr Zach Kerr Z. Kerr 92
73
#86 DE 2 6'1" 326 28 8/29/90 6 2014 Delaware
DE Demarcus Walker Demarcus Walker D. Walker 57
70
#98 DE 2 6'4" 280 24 9/30/94 3 2017 2 51 Florida State
DE Billy Winn Billy Winn B. Winn 97
67
3 6'4" 295 30 4/15/89 6 2012 6 205 Boise State
FB Andy Janovich Andy Janovich A. Janovich 32
80
#4 FB 6'1" 230 25 5/23/93 4 2016 6 176 Nebraska
CB Bryce Callahan Bryce Callahan B. Callahan 37
81
#44 CB 1 5'9" 184 27 10/23/91 5 2015 Rice
CB Kareem Jackson Kareem Jackson K. Jackson 25
76
#36 CB 1 5'11" 196 31 4/10/88 10 2010 1 20 Alabama
CB Chris Harris Chris Harris C. Harris 25
90
#9 CB 1 5'10" 190 29 6/18/89 8 2011 Kansas
CB Isaac Yiadom Isaac Yiadom I. Yiadom 41
66
#153 CB 2 6'1" 190 23 2/20/96 2 2018 3 99 Boston College
CB Brendan Langley Brendan Langley B. Langley 27
66
#230 CB 2 6'0" 201 24 10/16/94 3 2017 3 101 Lamar
NT Shelby Harris Shelby Harris S. Harris 96
79
#13 NT 1 6'2" 288 27 8/11/91 5 2014 7 235 Illinois State
NT Mike Purcell Mike Purcell M. Purcell 93
67
2 6'3" 303 28 4/20/91 3 2013 Wyoming
G Elijah Wilkinson Elijah Wilkinson E. Wilkinson 68
65
#111 G 1 6'5" 329 24 2/10/95 3 2017 Massachusetts
G Ronald Leary Ronald Leary R. Leary 65
84
#12 G 1 6'3" 318 29 4/29/89 8 2012 Memphis
G Nico Falah Nico Falah N. Falah 74
67
#60 G 2 6'3" 283 24 1/6/95 2 2018
G Don Barclay Don Barclay D. Barclay 62
69
2 6'4" 305 30 4/18/89 6 2012 West Virginia
K Brandon McManus Brandon McManus B. McManus 8
82
#8 K 1 6'3" 201 27 7/25/91 6 2013 Temple

Building on the Strong Defense

While the Denver Broncos enter 2018 with a defense that will still likely be among the league's best, their prospects may hinge on how well their offense measures up. Quarterback Case Keenum was able to parlay a solid season with Minnesota last season into a nice free agent contract. Obviously, he can play well in a good system with talent around him. However, it must be remembered that he was a career journeyman before last season, and repeating last season may be a tall order in Denver.

Not that Minnesota had a great line last year, but it will help Keenum tremendously if his offensive line can gel. Matt Paradis and Ronald Leary are solid at center and left guard, respectively. They need Garett Bolles to show improvement at left tackle after a disappointing rookie season. Free agent acquisition Jared Veldheer is an upgrade at right tackle over Menelik Watson. If an adequate option emerges at right guard, the Broncos have a good chance to see much better line play this year, and reports out of training camp have been encouraging.

Denver was content to move on at running back from C.J. Anderson, although he did exceed 1,000 yards rushing last season. That leaves a competition between holdover Devontae Booker and rookie third-round pick Royce Freeman. Freeman is one of a number of talented rookie running backs entering the league this year. The Broncos appear inclined to roll with a committee approach featuring both Booker and Freeman, and this move degrades the fantasy value of both players. It is noteworthy that Booker has been hyped before but has not shown much production for it. Freeman may be able to force his way into a workhorse role if he can clearly outplay him, and he has the pass-catching ability to be an every-down back if given the opportunity.

If the rumors of the Broncos' improved offensive line prove true in games, their running game will have added upside from last season. As Anderson was able to turn in a solid season behind a shaky line on a losing team, there is plenty of room for more production with better blocking and more positive game scripts. Another plus is that their defense should be better than most at keeping them competitive in most games. Likewise, if Keenum has time to throw, Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders continue to be a highly effective duo at wide receiver. Depth at the position is a bit of a concern, but rookie second-round pick Courtland Sutton is promising and could step up as the third receiver as early as this year. The Broncos will have to get all they can out of their wide receivers because they do not have any tight ends with any proven pass-catching ability.

Anchored by elite linebacker Von Miller and top pick Bradley Chubb, the Broncos should still have one of the more feared pass rushes in the league and one that will likely produce an ample number of sacks and turnovers. It will fall to former top pick Bradley Roby to fill the void left by Aqib Talib at cornerback across from stud Christ Harris. If he comes through, the Denver defense will be solid overall with no glaring weaknesses. Kicker Brandon McManus has a big leg but struggles with consistency. His opportunities will be determined by how revitalized the offense is. Although hardly a reason to fade an elite defense, the Broncos lack weapons in the return game. Overall, Thomas, Sanders and the defense figure to be the safest fantasy targets on the Broncos. With the league being deep at quarterback, there is no need to reach for Keenum, but he does have upside if he gets help from the running game and protection from the line. Freeman also possesses comparable upside.