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Greg Hardin is one of the real sleepers to watch this offseason. What he lacks in size (5'10", 171 lbs), he makes up for in speed and athleticism.
The Broncos need someone who can contribute on special teams as a kickoff and punt returner, and Hardin may be their guy.
During his college career at North Dakota, he averaged 26.2 yards per kick return, bringing three back for touchdowns. He will certainly get to show what he can do in that area as camp rolls along.
But unlike Trindon Holliday, Hardin can also be very effective on offense as a receiver. During his junior and senior seasons combined, he caught 132 passes for 2,298 yards and 19 touchdowns.
In other words, he's a versatile guy, and that's exactly what the Broncos need.
Look for Hardin to hang around until the final round of roster cuts, when the team will likely decide between him and Isaiah Burse for the final wide receiver spot.
The other could easily become part of the team's practice squad.