The Denver Broncos have worked hard evaluating the roster through three preseason games. The team has the goal of getting back to the Super Bowl in 2014. If they do that, the Broncos would be the first team since 1993 (Buffalo Bills) to return to the big game after losing it the previous year.
The scouting department put together a strong free-agent class with big-name signings like defensive end DeMarcus Ware, strong safety T.J. Ward, cornerback Aqib Talib and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. These key veterans will contribute in a major way to the team’s championship effort.
The Broncos made splashes in the NFL draft too. First-round pick Bradley Roby could be asked to play a larger role in the secondary than originally thought. Second-round pick Cody Latimer has the ability to be a star at the pro level, and the team will find different ways to use him as a reserve receiver.
In addition to veteran free agents and a solid draft class, the scouting department also did a fine job of finding quality college free agents after the draft. The Broncos have a decade-long streak of finding undrafted free agents who make the final roster at the start of the regular season. Guys like Juwan Thompson, Isaiah Burse and Kapri Bibbs are hoping they can be the player to continue that streak.
The Broncos have already made some cuts to the roster. The final preseason game will help determine who else goes—and who stays in the Mile High City.
Here’s the stock report for Broncos who have been impressing and those who haven’t been as sharp.