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Mile High Morning: Pat Surtain II, Russell Wilson make ESPN's top-10 position rankings


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As ESPN continues to roll out its position-by-position rankings voted on NFL executives, players and coaches, the Broncos have had more players appear on the list besides top-rated safety Justin Simmons.

After just one year in the NFL, Pat Surtain II made the cut at cornerback, earning a spot at No. 7. As impressive as that is, some of the voters apparently think much higher of Surtain, as ESPN notes that at least one voter placed him No. 1 overall.

"He's a star," an NFL personnel evaluator told ESPN.

Surtain is the youngest player on the cornerback list and the only second-year corner on it.

"Dude's legit -- he's been good all of his life," a personnel evaluator told ESPN. "A unicorn in the sense that he's supremely talented, has great football IQ and works hard. The trifecta."

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Russell Wilson also made the top 10, coming in as the No. 8 quarterback.

"I think you'll see a rejuvenated Russ [with the Broncos]," an AFC personnel evaluator told ESPN. "They are tailoring things around him. He'll have more ownership of the offense and a good supporting cast. He will get his spot back."

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