The Denver Broncos are quietly building what they believe can be a contender in the 2018 NFL Season. From an outside perspective, there is some skepticism and the recent signings are minor. However, the addition of these free agents could prove very valuable for a team that has missed the playoffs the past two seasons.

The Broncos finally squashed rumors surrounding Su’a Cravens Wednesday when they swapped fourth and fifth round picks with the Washington Redskins. Denver also shipped an additional fifth-round pick and a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2020 draft.

Cravens brings a hybrid style of play to the team’s secondary. He essentially will compete with safety Darian Stewart, but could find time as a coverage linebacker. Many see Cravens as the “modern strong safety” that can stuff the run while also dropping into coverage. The biggest question surrounding the young safety is his health. Injuries have made Cravens doubt his career in the NFL, although he is a talented player when he is on the field.

Denver also sent a sixth-round pick to the Arizona Cardinals for tackle Jared Veldheer last week. Veldheer is a veteran that provides depth on the offensive line for quarterback Case Keenum. He has been proven to be a solid blocker, however, he also has had injury issues recently that have hindered his playing time. If he stays healthy, Keenum will have the best chance to imitate his outstanding 2017 season.

With these recent additions, the Broncos were able to move two late round picks that weren’t necessarily needed. Denver is working with a limited cap space and with fewer picks, they could look at a trade or two more or possibly snag up a free agent or two before camp begins.

Whatever the case is, Broncos brass has a plan going into the 2018 season.  These moves have a great upside and the team can benefit right away.

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I’m a Denver, Colorado native that loves almost all sports. I have a beautiful daughter that means the world to me and she also loves to watch sports. Sometimes I can be very opinionated when debating or discussing sports, but if you love a team you will definitely debate it out to the fullest. I like to be adventurous and experience the outdoors, play sports with friends, golf when I have the time and experience new foods and activities. I also want to visit other ballparks and stadiums to support Colorado teams and experience the culture at those venues. So feel free to debate or discuss sports with me anytime even if we don’t agree.
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Team Manager for Armchair Broncos , The ArmChair All-Americans, LLC
I’m a Denver, Colorado native that loves almost all sports. I have a beautiful daughter that means the world to me and she also loves to watch sports. Sometimes I can be very opinionated when debating or discussing sports, but if you love a team you will definitely debate it out to the fullest. I like to be adventurous and experience the outdoors, play sports with friends, golf when I have the time and experience new foods and activities. I also want to visit other ballparks and stadiums to support Colorado teams and experience the culture at those venues. So feel free to debate or discuss sports with me anytime even if we don’t agree.

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