After bringing back safety Kareem Jackson on a one-year, $5 million contract, the Denver Broncos’ defense looks excellent on paper. The secondary brings back memories of the team’s famous “No Fly Zone” squad that helped the team win Super Bowl 50 in 2015.
Here’s a way-too-early secondary depth chart prediction for 2021:
|Ronald Darby||Justin Simmons||Kareem Jackson||Bryce Callahan||Kyle Fuller|
|Michael Ojemudia||P.J. Locke||Trey Marshall||Essang Bassey||Parnell Motley|
|Chris Cooper||Duke Dawson||Nate Hairston|
The Broncos have a strong group of starters but the team could still use more depth, particularly at safety. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Denver select a safety to groom behind Jackson in the NFL draft.
With Callahan and Fuller also scheduled to become 30-year-old free agents next spring, the Broncos would also be wise to add cornerback depth through the draft. In fact, cornerback might still be an option with the ninth overall pick even after Denver signed Darby and Fuller.
The Broncos are scheduled to have nine picks in April’s draft.