CBS4 Broncos Position Breakdowns: Cornerbacks

Top Offseason Moves: Acquiring A.J. Bouye from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Losing Chris Harris Jr. in Free Agency (Los Angeles Chargers).

Projected Starters: A.J. Bouye, Bryce Callahan, Isaac Yiadom

With Chris Harris Jr. gone, a position that utilized to be a strength is currently loaded with numerous enigma. Denver traded for A.J. Bouye from the Jacksonville Jaguars. Bouye had 50 tackles and also one interception in 2015. He hasn’t played a complete season considering that 2017 when he made his only Pro Bowl.

Bryce Callahan missed all last season with a foot injury and also hasn’t played a breeze because December 9, 2018 when he was with the Chicago Bears. When healthy Callahan is one of the port cornerbacks in the NFL. In 2018, he was placed as the 7th best cornerback in the league, according to Pro Football Focus.

With Callahan’s ideal play coming within in the port, the Broncos will need an additional corner to take over outside reverse of Bouye. Isaac Yiadom is the best prospect to load the role as he started 8 video games last season with 43 takes on and four passes defensed.

Royce Freeman of the Denver Broncos is tackled by A.J. Bouye of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth quarter of a game at Empower Field at Mile High on Sept. 29, 2019.

Royce Freeman of the Denver Broncos is tackled by A.J. Bouye of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth quarter of a video game at Empower Field at Mile High on Sept. 29,

Royce Freeman of the Denver Broncos is tackled by A.J. Bouye of the Jacksonville Jaguars at Empower Field at Mile High on Sept. 29. Books: Duke Dawson Jr., De’Vante

Bausby, Michael Ojemudia, Davontae Harris The Broncos made use of a third-round pick on Michael Ojemudia from Iowa and he will certainly complete for playing time with Bausby, Harris as well as Dawson Jr. Ojemudia was one of the biggest edges in the draft standing at 6-foot-1.

Dawson Jr., Bausby and Harris all started at different times last period. Bausby played well in his two beginnings before his period was stopped after suffering a neck injury on a helmet-to-helmet hit against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Bryce Callahan

Bryce Callahan

Bryce Callahan Ideal Training Camp Battle: Third Cornerback

That will certainly begin along with of Bouye and Callahan is just one of the biggest inquiries heading right into training camp. Train Fangio is not afraid to play rookies which might bode well for Ojemudia.

” Everything’s open, Coach Fangio claimed in a conference call on April 24th. “Competition exists. We’ll play the guys that deserve to play no matter the year, whether they are a novice, professional or in between. He can come in here as well as earn a work as well as contend.”

According to The Athletic, the Broncos were in below bundles 72 percent of the defensive snaps last season. This means it is necessary for the team to discover a top quality third edge and for Denver to establish some depth at corner.

Under the Radar: Shakial Taylor

One of the four players identified with the unique legal rights tender by the Broncos was Shakial Taylor. Taylor played 5 ready the Indianapolis Colts and also made seven deals with prior to he was released last season. He was grabbed by the Broncos in November.

Statistics to Know:

— Broncos surrendered 225.6 lawns per game (11th in NFL)
— Team had 10 interceptions (25th in NFL)

 What They Said: Vic Fangio on Cornerback Depth

” I feel good. Obviously, we included A.J. Bouye. We took the Iowa edge, Michael Ojemudia. We have a lot of young gamers that we obtained last year like Duke Dawson Jr. as well as Davantae Harris. Those people all require to develop. They go to that phase where they require to confirm whether they merit or not to play in the NFL as well as I think 2 of those men will come through. We have Bryce Callahan coming off of the injured reserve listing, so we’ll have a great team to play with.”

With the Denver Broncos training camp underway quickly, let’s have a look at just how the Broncos align at the cornerback setting.

In the Hunt:
De’Vante Bausby, 4th period
A.J. Bouye, 8th season
Bryce Callahan, 6th season
Fight It Out Dawson Jr., 3rd season
Davontae Harris, 3rd period
Michael Ojemudia, rookie
Shakial Taylor, 2nd period
Isaac Yiadom, 3rd period
Essang Bassey, newbie

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