With the team still in OTAs, it is hard to speculate what roles each of the aforementioned wide receivers will have on the team this year. However, here are some early predictions:
Releases: Lamaar Thomas, Greg Orton and Andre Caldwell
All of these players will certainly be given their chances, there is just too much talent in front of them. Thomas may be a serviceable return man, but the team has Holliday locked into that role.
Orton and Caldwell will both succumb to the numbers game. It's hard to hold the 2012 season against Caldwell, but he never really has seemed like he is part of the team. Unless he has an amazing camp, he'll be gone.
Practice Squad: Kemonte' Bateman and Quincy McDuffie
Both of these players have special talent and, much like Gerell Robinson a year ago, deserve a chance to be developed. They will each find a home on the practice squad and have a legitimate chance to make the final roster next season.
Players That Will Make Final Roster: Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Eric Decker, Tavarres King, Trindon Holliday and Gerell Robinson
Thomas, Welker and Decker are all virtual locks to be on the roster as is Holliday due to his kick return abilities. That leaves King and Robinson to fend off the rest for spots on the roster.
The Broncos used a draft pick on King which doesn't guarantee him a roster spot, but they did see something in him in order to select him. He has the tools to be a very productive fourth receiver.
Robinson is the player to watch in camp this year. He knows what to expect because he was in camp last year. That, combined with his impressive physical tools and size will be enough to hold off players like Orton and Caldwell.