Broncos release first 2022 depth chart ahead of preseason

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With the Denver Broncos set to play their first preseason game of the year on Saturday, the team is now required to release a depth chart.

Coaches always downplay preseason depth charts, but it can gives fans and pundits an idea of where players currently stack up in the pecking order.

Here’s a quick look at the team’s first depth chart of 2022.

Offense

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

WR

Jerry Jeudy

Kendall Hinton

Seth Williams

Travis Fulghan

Darrius Shepherd

LT

Garett Bolles

Zach Johnson

Quinn Bailey

Tom Compton [PUP]

LG

Dalton Risner

Graham Glasgow

Ben Braden

C

Lloyd Cushenberry

Luke Wattenberg

Casey Tucker

RG

Quinn Meinerz

Netane Muti

Michael Niese

RT

Calvin Anderson

Cam Fleming

Sebastian Gutierrez

Billy Turner [PUP]

TE

Albert Okwuegbunam

Greg Dulcich

Andrew Beck

Eric Tomlinson

Eric Saubert

WR

KJ Hamler

Montrell Washington

Trey Quinn

Kaden Davis

WR

Courtland Sutton

Tyrie Cleveland

Brandon Johnson

Jalen Virgil

RB

Javonte Williams

Melvin Gordon

Mike Boone

Max Borghi

Stevie Scott

QB

Russell Wilson

Josh Johnson

Brett Rypien

No real surprises on Denver’s initial offensive depth chart, although it is interesting that Williams is listed as the starting running back opposed to the depth chart reading “Williams OR Gordon” in the RB1 spot. Regardless of how they’re listed, Williams and Gordon are expected to split reps this year.

Defense

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

DE

Dre’Mont Jones

McTelvin Agim

Marquiss Spencer

NT

D.J. Jones

Mike Purcell

Matt Henningsen

DE

DeShawn Williams

Jonathan Harris

Eyioma Uwazurike

SLB

Bradley Chubb

Baron Browning

Jonathan Kongbo

Jonathon Cooper

WLB

Malik Reed

Nik Bonitto

Aaron Patrick

Randy Gregory [PUP]

ILB

Josey Jewell

Justin Strnad

Kana’i Mauga

ILB

Jonas Griffith

Alex Singleton

Barrington Wade

RCB

Ronald Darby

K’Waun Williams

Essang Bassey

Faion Hicks

Ja’Quan McMillian

LCB

Pat Surtain

Michael Ojemudia

Damarri Mathis

Bless Austin

Donnie Lewis Jr.

SS

Kareem Jackson

Caden Sterns

Delarrin Turner-Yell

FS

Justin Simmons

P.J. Locke

Jamar Johnson

J.R. Reed

No big surprises on defense, but it’s interesting that Kongbo is listed higher at OLB than Cooper, who played well as a rotational rusher last year.

Gregory will obviously jump into a starting role across from Chubb once he returns from his shoulder injury.

Special Teams

1

2

3

4

K

Brandon McManus

P/H

Sam Martin

Corliss Waitman

LS

Jacob Bobenmoyer

KR

Montrell Washington

Kendall Hinton

Tyrie Cleveland

Michael Ojemudia

PR

Montrell Washington

Kendall Hinton

Michael Ojemudia

Trey Quinn

The Broncos drafted Washington to serve as their new return specialist and he’s looked good in camp. Now the team will see if it translates to live action once preseason begins on Saturday.

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Story originally appeared on Broncos Wire