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Mile High Morning: The Broncos' most dangerous new weapon


The Lead

We're all aware of the returning talent on the Broncos' roster.

On offense, Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Noah Fant, Melvin Gordon III, Tim Patrick and KJ Hamler are among the skill position players who pose a threat every time they touch the ball. And defensively, Von Miller, Justin Simmons, Bradley Chubb and Shelby Harris are just a few of the big-name players back for another season.

But which new player could add a new dimension for Denver?

Bleacher Report took a stab at that question this weekend, as Kristopher Knox looked to identify each team's most dangerous new weapon.

The decision for the Broncos was far from easy, but Knox settled on second-round running back Javonte Williams.

"This was another difficult decision, as first-round cornerback Pat Surtain II should make an immediate impact on the Denver Broncos defense," Knox wrote. "However, second-round running back Javonte Williams may be even more valuable early. He can boost the ground game and support whichever quarterback emerges from the Drew Lock-Teddy Bridgewater competition."

Williams, who set North Carolina's single-season touchdown record last year, could be particularly effective while working in concert with Gordon.

"A tough, physical inside runner, Williams can be a dangerous threat in tandem with versatile running back Melvin Gordon III," Knox wrote. "While Gordon brings more shiftiness and receiving ability, Williams can punish defensive fronts while still providing breakaway potential."

If Williams is as good as advertised, the Broncos' offense could finally realize it's immense potential.

Below the Fold

The Broncos' wide receiving corps got even deeper this year with the addition of Seth Williams, and The Athletic's Nick Kosmider spoke to Williams about how he's approaching his impending rookie season.

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