Bears vs Broncos: Five Questions with Predominantly Orange

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 1: Outside linebacker Von Miller
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4. Who has stood out in Broncos training camp so far? Give me an offensive and defensive player to watch on Thursday night.

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You’re going to want to watch out for wide receiver/return specialist Isaiah McKenzie. He’s opened a lot of eyes with his speed and quickness, of course in the return game, but also his ability to play the receiver position.

Also on the offensive side, we’ve seen a great ascension very quickly from Stevan Ridley, the veteran running back. He’s been working some with the first unit, despite the Broncos having a pretty deep group. Sticking with the running backs, rookie sixth rounder De’Angelo Henderson is going to be a preseason star, I think. He’s the whole package at the RB position, and I think will turn a lot of heads.

The biggest difference offensively will come on the line. The Broncos’ first rounder, offensive tackle Garett Bolles, is a mean son-of-a you know what. He has been stellar so far.

Defensively, the player to watch is going to be DeMarcus Walker, a second rounder out of Florida State. The Broncos are experimenting with him at outside linebacker given their recent run of injuries at the position. It will be very interesting to see how he adapts. He has been getting a lot of extra coaching, specifically from Von Miller and Shane Ray, on his new craft.

5. What are the expectations for the Broncos in 2017? Can the Broncos return to playoff form in 2017 after missing the postseason last year? How do they stack up with the rest of the AFC West?

The expectations in Denver are always to win a championship. John Elway approaches every offseason with that goal in mind. This year is no different. The Broncos were a playoff caliber team last yer with a disastrous offense, and they feel like they’ve improved there this year. If that’s the case, this defense is good enough to carry them anywhere in the postseason. Any sort of improvement offensively, and the Broncos will be very tough.

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Big thanks to Sayre Bedinger from Predominantly Orange for his answers to our questions.  Be sure to head over there to check out my answers to his questions and get all your Broncos insight.