Here is the initial Broncos depth chart, per Cameron Wolfe. I will update this as I am able to, but feel free to discuss the depth chart.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) August 8, 2016
Bear in mind that this is, by no means, finalized. There are four preseason games in which certain players have a chance to impress and nail down roster spots.
And now for a few of my thoughts about the depth chart.
QB: That Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian are listed as 1A/1B on the depth chart says a lot about how much Siemian has improved and the play of Sanchez thus far. Either way, it will be one of them who will start the regular season while Paxton Lynch is allowed to develop.
RB: Ronnie Hillman and Devontae Booker may share the No. 2 back spot, but if Kapri Bibbs continues to impress, it’s not hard to figure out the Broncos will choose Booker over Hillman.
WR: Some good news for Bennie Fowler and Cody Latimer, who have improved and are on track to keeping their roster spots. Meanwhile, Jordan Norwood has a leg up on others because he can return punts and kicks, but Jordan Taylor is making a case to be the sixth WR.
OL: Michael Schofield is a pleasant surprise. That he is showing more versatility as a linemen means he has a good chance to make the final roster. Ty Sambrailo’s elbow injury means he may not play in the preseason opener, which gives Schofield a chance to demonstrate that he should start at right guard.
DL: Not many surprises here, but one battle to watch is between Darius Kilgo and Kyle Peko for the backup DT spot.
OLB: Again, no surprises here, and it’s good news that Shane Ray has improved.
ILB: Early signs point to Zaire Anderson claiming the fourth spot, but the preseason games bear watching.
CB: After the top four, all eyes will be on Taurean Nixon and Lorenzo Doss to see which of the two makes the active roster. Special teams play will be the key here.
S: The Broncos might be keeping five safeties this year. If so, it’s good news for both Shiloh Keo and Will Parks, who are both fighting for a roster spot.
P: Britton Colquitt may be listed ahead of Riley Dixon, but don’t read too much into that. Dixon could close the gap with a good showing in the preseason. I imagine the Broncos would like to see Dixon claim the job, though.