The Denver Broncos have set their final 53-man roster. It’s time to look at the team as a whole and hand out a grade for each position.
Even though the Broncos are considered a favorite to make the Super Bowl, that does not mean their team is without flaws. In fact, there are a couple of positions where the Broncos have big concerns.
At the positions that matter the most, the Broncos are incredibly strong. At quarterback they have a future Hall of Fame player in Peyton Manning.
There’s another future Hall of Fame player as well, this time on the defensive side of the ball. Champ Bailey may go down as the best cornerback in the history of the game. Just like Manning, Bailey’s leadership is invaluable on this team. This is why they should be able to live up to the hype in 2013.
Every team has to find breakout players each year. The Broncos have a few unproven players with huge upside. Guys like Montee Ball, Julius Thomas, and Duke Ihenacho are going to be exciting to watch this season.
They also have a few players who are dangerously on the roster bubble even though they made the final roster at the end of the preseason. Players like Quentin Jammer, Mike Adams, and Steve Vallos need to keep making a positive impression to keep their spots on the roster.
Here’s my breakdown and a look at how I’ve graded out the 2013 Denver Broncos at the start of the regular season.