Positioning on the depth charts is getting clearer now in the Mile High city. Well at least that’s the way it appears as the Denver Broncos released a preliminary version on Monday. There are many obvious positions that have a clear cut forerunner. There also were some shockers and quarterback Trevor Siemian got the okay to start the first preseason game.

Coach Vance Joseph released his first draft of the depth chart, but was reluctant to elaborate on some decisions. Going into their first preseason game on Thursday, the Broncos now have more of a set lineup. There are plenty of obvious decisions, although some do standout.

As expected soon or later, rookie Garett Bolles earned the starting left tackle spot. The 1st rounder will see his first game action later this week. Bolles knows the work will be challenging to retain his spot with veteran tackles Donald Stephenson and Ty Sambrailo nipping at his heels.

One of the biggest surprises is that rookie cornerback Brendan Langley is listed ahead of Lorenzo Doss. Doss had a really good offseason, but Langley displayed his tremendous talent albeit he does need time to develop. The fourth CB spot will be a battle to watch for the remainder of the preseason.

Finally, Siemian will start Thursday’s game against the Chicago Bears. He’s shown consistency and remained poised in the past week at training camp. Joseph said there still is a competition for the top QB. Paxton Lynch will start the next game for the Denver and Siemian will play the second half. This may be an indicator that the Broncos are leaning towards Siemian, even though Joseph was mum about the situation.

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