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Top 5 Position Battles To Watch In Denver Broncos’ 2014 Training Camp

Top 5 Position Battles To Watch In Denver Broncos' 2014 Training Camp

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Training camp is underway for all 32 teams and the Denver Broncos are looking to begin their quest for an even bigger run than last year. Training camp is all about how the positions that are not decided yet pan out. While the Broncos have the majority of their starting lineup squared away, there are a few spots that have yet to be determined.

With that in mind, here are five position battles to watch in Broncos camp.

5. Defensive End

Malik Jackson
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5. Defensive End

Malik Jackson
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While Demarcus Ware is solidified as one of the defensive end starters, Malik Jackson and Derek Wolfe are battling it out for the second position. The winner will line up in front of Von Miller, so a great opportunity to sack the quarterback is in their future. While I think Wolfe will come out on top, I won't be surprised if Jackson wins the battle as well.

4. Cornerback

Kayvon Webster
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4. Cornerback

Kayvon Webster
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Aqib Talib is a lock for the top cornerback spot, but the No. 2 corner is up for grabs after Chris Harris was placed on the PUP list. Kayvon Webster and rookie corner Bradley Roby will battle for that spot. While Webster brings experience, it is difficult not to go with the hard-hitting corner from Ohio State.

3. Backup Running Back

C.J. Anderson
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3. Backup Running Back

C.J. Anderson
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Montee Ball is the starter, clear as can be. However, his backup is still surrounded in murky water. C.J. Anderson, Ronnie Hillman and a trio of UDFA running backs have a shot. While Hillman has the experience, I just do not see him winning it. Anderson should shine and secure the job in preseason.

2. Right Tackle

Chris Clark
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2. Right Tackle

Chris Clark
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One of the biggest issues for the Broncos during the Super Bowl beatdown was the offensive line getting pushed around. The team is looking to solidify and strengthen the line to protect Peyton Manning. Chris Clark is the starter for now, but should be pushed by Winston Justice and draft pick Michael Schofield. I think with Clark's experience he will win the job, but I won't be shocked if one of the other two shine in camp.

1. Middle Linebacker

Lamin Barrow
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1. Middle Linebacker

Lamin Barrow
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Nate Irving has yet to impress in his time with the Broncos, and new and upcoming draft pick Lamin Barrow could be that push that Irving needs to wake up and get himself together. If Irving does not act quickly, this could be Barrow's chance as a rookie to prove what element of defense he can bring to the table. Irving should win this, but I will not be the least bit surprised if it is Barrow suiting up on Sundays.