Denver Broncos Undrafted Free Agents: Need-to-Know Info for Every Signee

Cecil LammeyContributor IMay 11, 2014

Denver Broncos Undrafted Free Agents: Need-to-Know Info for Every Signee

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    The Denver Broncos wrapped up their 2014 draft and then turned their attention to signing priority free agents after the draft. The team has been very successful in finding undrafted free agents who can make the final roster. Over the last three years the team has found Chris Harris Jr. (2011), Duke Ihenacho (2012) and C.J. Anderson (2013)—among others—after the draft was over.

    This year the Broncos found more talent from the ranks of the undrafted. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see a few of these guys make the final roster this year. It also wouldn’t be a shock to see one or more turn into key contributors for the team.

    General manager John Elway has a keen eye for talent, and this priority free-agent class is full of potential.

    Make sure to keep checking back as this list will be updated as the Broncos add more UDFAs to the roster.

    Here’s the full list of UDFAs added so far by the Broncos, per Mike Klis of the Denver Post.

    Bryn Renner, QB North Carolina
    Shaquil Barrett, OLB Colorado State
    Bennie Fowler, WR Michigan State
    Isaiah Burse, WR Fresno State
    Kapri Bibbs, RB Colorado State
    Greg Hardin, WR North Dakota State
    Mister Cobble, DT Kentucky
    Juwan Thompson, RB Duke
    Brennan Clay, RB Oklahoma
    Kenny Anunike, DE Duke
    Steven Clark, P Auburn
    Greg Latta, DE Purdue
    Aslam Sterling, T Kansas
    Jordan Sullen, CB Tulane
    Louis Young, CB Georgia Tech

     

    All quotes and injury/practice observations obtained firsthand. Record/statistical information provided via email from the Denver Broncos. All draft grades provided by NFLDraftScout.com.

    Cecil Lammey can be followed on Twitter @CecilLammey. 

Bryn Renner, QB, North Carolina

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    The Broncos were going to add a quarterback to the roster through this year’s draft class. The team adds Bryn Renner to compete with last year’s seventh-round pick Zac Dysert for the team’s third-string job. Find Renner’s full bio here.

     

    Measurables

    Height: 6’3”

    Weight: 225 pounds

    40-yard dash: 4.82 seconds

    He’s smart, has a strong arm and does a good job of distributing the ball evenly. Renner was impressive at the Manning Passing Academy last year, and it’s not a shock that he finds his way to the Broncos.

Kapri Bibbs, RB, Colorado State

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    The Broncos were in need of running back depth, and they decided to wait until priority free agency to add just that. Kapri Bibbs played up the road in Ft. Collins at Colorado State, so the Broncos should be quite familiar with his game. Find his complete bio here.

     

    Measurables

    Height: 5’11”

    Weight: 203 pounds

    40-yard dash: 4.5

    Bibbs is not the biggest back, nor is he the fastest. However, he’s an efficient runner who wastes little motion with the ball in his hands. He’s not afraid to run between the tackles, and Bibbs has a nose for the end zone.

Shaquil Barrett, OLB, Colorado State

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    The Broncos grabbed another Rams prospect when they added outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett as an UDFA. He’s a big man who arrives at the ball with plenty of force. Read Barrett’s full bio here.

     

    Measurables

    Height: 6’2”

    Weight: 250 pounds

    40-yard dash: 4.73

    Barrett is arguably the most likely UDFA to make the final roster. He’s a tackling machine, he’s smart and he has a nose for the ball. Barrett is a player to watch as rookie minicamp kicks off next week.

Brennan Clay, RB, Oklahoma

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    Kapri Bibbs wasn’t the only back the Broncos added to the roster after the draft. They first picked up Brennan Clay from Oklahoma at the position. Read Clay’s full bio here.

     

    Measurables

    Height: 5’11”

    Weight: 201 pounds

    40-yard dash: 4.54

    Clay is not overly fast or physical, but he’s a productive and consistent runner who can also contribute as a receiver out of the backfield.

Juwan Thompson, RB, Duke

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    The third and final running back the Broncos added as a priority free agent was Juwan Thompson from Duke. Find his full bio here.

    Measurables

    Height: 5’11”

    Weight: 225 pounds

    40-yard dash: 4.6 seconds

    Thompson is a big back who can grind down an opponent. The team needed more size at the position, and Thompson gives them just that.

Bennie Fowler, WR, Michigan State

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    The Broncos added more wide receiver talent when they added Bennie Fowler as a priority free agent. Find his complete bio here.

    Measurables

    Height: 6’1”

    Weight: 217

    40-Yard Dash: 4.49

    The Broncos want more competition for reserve or practice squad spots. Fowler has speed and strength at the point of the catch. He needs to work on consistently catching the ball and concentration if he wants to play up to his potential.

Isaiah Burse, WR, Fresno State

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    The Broncos picked up a productive player when they added Isaiah Burse. He's got the speed to pick up chunks of yards. He's also quick and elusive in the open field. See his full bio here.

    Measurables

    Height: 5’10”

    Weight: 188 pounds

    40-Yard Dash: 4.58

    Burse is the type of player who can score any time he touches the ball. He can help out the Broncos as a return man if he makes the final roster.

Greg Hardin, WR, North Dakota State

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    The Denver Broncos kept adding to their wide receiver depth when they signed Greg Hardin. He’s a small-school prospect with upside. Read his full bio here.

     

    Measurables

    Height: 5’11”

    Weight: 177 pounds

    40-Yard Dash:4.46

     

    Hardin will have to get used to the speed of the game. He was incredibly productive in college, compiling 216 catches during his college career. We should see him at least earn a spot on the practice squad for the Broncos.

Mister Cobble, DT, Kentucky

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    The Broncos got some beef on their defensive line with the addition of Cobble. See his full bio here.

     

    Measurables

    Height: 6’0”

    Weight: 338 pounds

    40-Yard Dash: 5.5 seconds

     

    Cobble can eat up space in the middle of the line. He’s surprisingly nimble for a big man, and Cobble will get some interior pressure as a rotational player. Cobble is also tough to move due to his size and anchoring ability.

Kenny Anunike, DE, Duke

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    Here is another addition to the defensive line, this time on the outside at defensive end with Kenny Anunike. Read his full profile here.

     

    Measurables

    Height: 6’4”

    Weight: 260 pounds

    40-Yard Dash: 4.82 seconds

     

    Anunike knows how to get after the quarterback. He was Duke’s sack-leader each of the last three seasons, and he has a nice closing burst to get to the passer. Anunike could land on the practice squad if he impresses in practice.

Steven Clark, P, Auburn

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    The Broncos add another leg for practice here. Clark’s full bio can be read here.

     

    Measurables

    Height: 6’5”

    Weight: 231 pounds

    40-Yard Dash: 5.81 seconds

     

    Clark is not going to beat out Britton Colquitt for the starting job. However, with his size he could attract some attention around the league if he shows well with the Broncos as an extra leg in camp.

Greg Latta, DE, Purdue

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    The Broncos added another edge-setter with Greg Latta from Purdue. You can read his full bio here.

     

    Measurables

    Height: 6’5”

    Weight: 260 pounds

    40-Yard Dash: 4.81 seconds

     

    We’ll see Latta try to impress in practice. He’s a long shot to make the practice squad, but he should turn heads with his hard-nosed playing style and strong work ethic.

Aslam Sterling, OT, Kansas

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    The Broncos get another player from Kansas here. They’ve had success with Jayhawks who are undrafted free agents. Starting cornerback Chris Harris and reserve linebacker Steven Johnson were both added after the draft after playing their college ball at Kansas. You can read his full bio here.

     

    Measurables

    Height: 6’4”

    Weight: 332

    40-Yard Dash: 5.27 seconds

     

    The Broncos have a tackle-heavy roster, so finding a spot for Sterling on the active roster could prove difficult.

Jordan Sullen, CB, Tulane

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    A football team can never have too many cornerbacks. Sullen is an athletic player in the secondary with position versatility. Read his full bio here.

     

    Measurables

    Height: 5’11”

    Weight: 200

    40-Yard Dash: 4.64

     

    It’s unlikely that Sullen makes the roster as a cornerback. He can line up to play free safety, and he may earn a spot on the practice squad there.

Louis Young, CB, Georgia Tech

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    Like with Jordan Sullen, the addition of Louis Young is to help establish better cornerback depth. Young is faster than Sullen, and he can play more than one position in the secondary. Read his full bio here.

     

    Measurables

    Height: 5’11”

    Weight: 209 pounds

    40-Yard Dash: 4.48 seconds

     

    Also like Sullen, Young is unlikely to make the final roster. His position versatility and ability to play special teams could earn him a job on the practice squad.