As Pro Football Focus continues to count its ranking of the top 50 NFL players heading into the 2021 season, the Broncos have placed two on the roster, with only the top 10 left to be named.
The top Bronco to feature in the leaderboards was safety star Justin Simmons, who was ranked No.23.
“Simmons is free security for the Broncos, but he can have a much bigger impact on games than most free security in the entire NFL,” Monson wrote. “He’s made 28 defensive saves over the past two seasons, a top 11 number in every season, and almost every player ranked ahead of him is primarily a safe by trade. Simmons is the highest ranked goaltender in the game. league since the start of the 2019 season. “
Simmons could have the potential to surpass his preseason ranking by the end of the year. Given the return of Front Seven talent and new high school additions in Kyle Fuller, Ronald Darby, and Pat Surtain II, Simmons might be able to add to his take-away stats and make key saves across the court.
And the other Bronco to make the list was Bryce Callahan, who “may be the most underrated player in the NFL,” as Monson wrote.
“Callahan gave a 46.9 passer rating on his cover in 2020, the top rating in the NFL,” Monson wrote. “He hasn’t allowed a touchdown or even an achievement of over 19 yards all season despite playing out of his natural position for long stretches. If he can save that kind of performance, he will remain one of the best players in the league – in any position. “