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

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Melvin Gordon, Denver Broncos
KANSAS CITY, MO – DECEMBER 29: Melvin Gordon #25 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the football during the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /

Running back (4, 9/53)

  • 1. Phillip Lindsay
  • 2. Melvin Gordon
  • 3. Royce Freeman
  • 4. Andrew Beck (FB/TE)

The Broncos signed veteran Melvin Gordon from their division rival Chargers this offseason, a move that somewhat surprised and didn’t exactly sit well with the entirety of Broncos Country.

Gordon has been one of the best players in the NFL over the last four years at scoring touchdowns. As a matter of fact, he’s scored 47 TDs in the past four seasons. Gordon has also been one of the best running backs in the NFL at facing off against a stacked box.

The Broncos paired up Gordon with 2018 undrafted sensation Phillip Lindsay, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons.

Former third-round pick Royce Freeman rounds out the depth chart here for Denver with Andrew Beck playing a hybrid fullback/tight end role as well as a lot of special teams.