Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports
Among the list of 43 freshmen contenders, there are a very large number of players capable of impacting fall camp in some way.
True freshman quarterback Ryan Finley will no doubt turn some heads this fall. However, with Joe Southwick set at starter and two talented backups on the roster, Finley probably won't impact fall practice in a big way.
True freshman running back Aaron Baltazar is another head turner. If he hits camp healthy, he is going to do some impressive things. But Baltazar is sitting in the same kind of position Finley is. There is a good starter at running back with Jay Ajayi, and from the look given at the spring game, there are also a couple of decent backups.
One of those backups at running back is redshirt freshman Charles Bertoli, who looked very impressive in a limited role during the spring game.
Baltazar could find himself in a position to burn a redshirt later in the season if injuries take hold, but that probably won't happen. He would have to do some unbelievable things in fall practice to find the field early in 2013.
Redshirt freshmen Travis Averill, Mario Yakoo and Steven Baggett are three big offensive linemen who could see a fair amount of playing time. However, as far as making a huge impact this fall, they probably won't do that. Still, they should bring a much-needed dose of consistency and depth to the O-line.
Sam McCaskill is a redshirt freshman defensive end who will be fighting for playing time among a seemingly thin defensive line after the departure of freshman All-American Sam Ukwuachu.
However, there are a number of players who could step up this fall, and the talent could be much thicker than some might think.
Another player who will be fighting for defensive playing time is a true freshman named Gabe Perez. Perez is similar in size to Ukwuachu at 6'5" and 210 pounds, but no one is claiming he is going to be as good. He is talented, however, so it should be interesting to see what he does in camp.
True freshman defensive end Kamalei Correa out of Honolulu, Hawaii looks impressive on film. How that translates is anyone's guess. But he could make some noise this fall.
True freshmen Dionza Blue, Jonathan Moxey and Cameron Hartsfield are going to be battling it out for playing time at cornerback. These three should add some excitement to an already competitive cornerback competition.
Other redshirt freshmen like running back Devan Demas, safety Chanceller James, linebacker Andrew Pint and nickel Christopher Santini will all be playing hard to impress. Any or all of them are capable, but with so much talent ahead of them, it is hard to believe any of them will see significant playing time.
It would take something out of the ordinary in camp to make them stand out.
Overall, the Broncos are loaded with freshman talent, but there are three that seem to stand out.