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

(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
8 of 10
Denver Broncos
Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images /

Edge rushers (5, 38/53)

  • 1. Von Miller
  • 2. Bradley Chubb
  • 3. Malik Reed
  • 4. Justin Hollins
  • 5. Derrek Tuszka (rookie)

The Broncos will have some significant competition for roster spots at the outside linebacker position here.

The team re-signed veteran Jeremiah Attaochu this past offseason after his strong work to finish out the 2019 campaign in Denver.

Attaochu earned a second season with the Broncos but this team has some young talent coming up through the ranks that might be able to beat him for a spot.

If you’re the Broncos, you obviously want the best guys on your team but you want your best guys to be home-grown.

Malik Reed became a starter after going undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft out of Nevada, and his versatility has earned him a top reserve role again in 2020.

Justin Hollins was a fifth-round pick out of Oregon expected to compete at both outside and inside linebacker. He wound up playing a lot of special teams and probably more defense than the Broncos anticipated with the injury to Bradley Chubb.

Hollins is the wild card here, and the Broncos also have rookie seventh-round pick Derrek Tuszka out of North Dakota State to consider.

Depending on how well Tuszka plays in preseason play, the Broncos may have to keep him on the 53-man roster. They obviously are hoping that’s the case.