Denver Broncos: Early 53-man roster and depth chart predictions

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DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 22: Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos runs onto the field during starting lineup introductions before a game against the Detroit Lions at Empower Field on December 22, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Quarterback (2, 2/53)

  • 1. Drew Lock
  • 2. Jeff Driskel

The Broncos have gone young at the quarterback position again with Drew Lock entering the 2020 offseason as the unquestioned building block at the position.

The team fortified its high opinion of Lock by passing on any and all free agent starters and instead going after backup Jeff Driskel, a player who has some spot starts in the past couple of seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions.

Physically and athletically, Lock and Driskel are similar and that will help Pat Shurmur mold an offense to both of their skill sets.

The Broncos also have Brett Rypien and Riley Neal (rookie) on the roster, but I think they will go with two active roster QBs and one practice squad player.

Special teams (3, 5/53)

  • 1. Brandon McManus (K)
  • 2. Sam Martin (P)
  • 3. Wes Farnsworth (LS)

The Broncos have Wes Farnsworth and Jacob Bobenmoyer competing this offseason for the long snapper position, a job previously held by Casey Kreiter.

Although you could interchange either player here based on our knowledge or understanding of how ‘good’ either is at snapping the ball, Farnsworth was a team captain at Nevada and Bobenmoyer (University of Northern Colorado) has local ties and was with the team for a stint last offseason.