With the 2014 NFL draft wrapped up, the Denver Broncos look to analyze their roster during rookie minicamp, offseason training activities and training camp. As the offseason moves on, the team will have to cut approximately 30 players to get down to the final 53-man roster.
The Broncos have time to make these decisions, as the roster won’t need to be finalized until the end of August. However, ever snap is critical for players looking to make the team. The Broncos are in a Super Bowl window, and they will have some tough decisions to make.
The team added a quality group of rookies through the draft. Players like cornerback Bradley Roby and wide receiver Cody Latimer have star potential and could be big contributors for the Broncos in the near future. Behind their top two picks, the Broncos added players with developmental upside like linebacker Lamin Barrow and offensive tackle Michael Schofield.
After the draft, the Broncos added 15 undrafted free agents. The team has a history of finding quality players in the undrafted ranks, and this year is no different. There could be a few of these 15 players that push for a spot on the final roster, while others may be placed on the practice squad.
Per NFL rules, each team is allowed eight players on their practice squad. There could be some rookies and second- or third-year players (with eligibility left) that don’t quite make the cut. These players are prime candidates to be put on the practice squad.
With the players currently on the Broncos roster, here is a possible scenario for the final 53-man roster.