The Denver Broncos’ 5 Most Intriguing Players Of 2014

The 5 Most Intriguing Players On The Denver Broncos Entering 2014

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The Denver Broncos have a lot of intriguing players entering 2014. The Broncos had the most active free agent period, signing four major players who will hope to contribute to a Lombardi Trophy following the conclusion of the 2014 season. The Broncos will enter the season as the favorites of the AFC, but it's up to these five players to make an impact in order for them to bring home a championship.

5. RB Montee Ball

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5. RB Montee Ball

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As the 2013 season came to a close, Montee Ball started receiving more and more carries while splitting the backfield with Knowshon Moreno. With Moreno now playing for the Miami Dolphins, Ball is the favorite to win the starting running back job. Ball had issues with fumbling the football early on in the season, but he cured those issues as the season wore on. Ball's success as a runner will be key for the Broncos' 2014 season.

4. CB Bradley Roby

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4. CB Bradley Roby

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Bradley Roby was the Broncos' first-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. Roby was a standout corner at Ohio State, displaying athletic and playmaking skills that made him one of the top corners in the nation. But the reason Roby is such an intriguing player is because he could play a huge role in the fate of the Broncos' 2014 season -- Roby will likely be either the Broncos' No. 2 or nickel corner during the season.

3. S T.J. Ward

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3. S T.J. Ward

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T.J. Ward established himself as one of the best defensive players in the league while with the Cleveland Browns. Ward was recently named the 85th-best player on NFL Network's 'Top 100 Players of 2014' list. Ward will start at strong safety for the Broncos, and he was signed by Denver was for one reason -- intimidation. When Denver faces off against the powerhouses of the postseason, Ward will be expected to bring the intimidation factor.

2. WR Wes Welker

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2. WR Wes Welker

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Wes Welker is an established receiver, and he is going into his second season with the Broncos. The reason he's a player worth watching is because he doesn't have a defined role for 2014 -- will he be the Broncos' No. 2 receiver on the outside or will he be inside in the slot? Or will the Broncos switch his roles with fellow receiver Emmanuel Sanders on-and-off depending on the matchup? Welker will play a bigger role for Denver in 2014.

1. DE DeMarcus Ware

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1. DE DeMarcus Ware

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DeMarcus Ware was the league's most potent pass rusher over the past decade. However, he had the worst season of his NFL career in 2013 when he was limited by injuries. He recorded just six sacks last season, the lowest total of his career. But Ware will enter 2014 healthy and will play alongside another potent pass rusher in Von Miller. If Ware reestablishes himself as a pass rushing threat, the Broncos' defense will be unstoppable.


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