Three things to watch for in todays Spring Game

Brad McMurdie, Blue-Turf.com
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Heading into Spring camp there’s lots of questions that fans want answered and on one day some, but hopefully most of them will be answered. Lots of position battles will let you see an inside look into the front runners and who seems to have improved. Some of the battles and questions that fans will want answered are below:

Who will Brett Rypien throw the ball to?

Following the graduation of Thomas Sperbeck and Chaz Anderson the Broncos will be relying on a particularly young and inexperienced group of receivers to catch all those Rypien passes. The Broncos will be lead by Cedrick Wilson who was a break star last season with 1129 yards and team leading 11 touchdown receptions. After Wilson the Broncos will need to find who will be the number two, three, or four options. Some of the leaders to fill that position are Sean Modster, A.J. Richardson, Akilian Butler, Bubba Ogbebor, and Julian Carter.

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Who will fill the defensive secondary?

The Broncos lost some depth in the secondary with the departure of Jonathan Moxey, Chancellor James, and Raymond Ford who all contributed last season. Boise State found success at time last season playing some of the young players and that should play dividends heading into the 2017 season. The cornerback spot will be a battle between, Deandre Pierce, Michael Young, Reid Harrison-Ducros for that second corner next to Tyler Horton. In the safety position you’ll see a battle between almost everyone listed at safety. I think Hartsfield probably will be one of the starters, but the other is up in the air with lots of youth and talent.

How good will this offense be for the Broncos?

At times last season it appeared the Boise State offense struggled to move the ball and especially deep ball plays last season. The Broncos will need to find a way to complete some of those plays to open up the running game for whoever will be the starting running back, most consider it Mattison’s job to lose. Boise State will need to find a way to mix up short passes and complete the deep balls or this offense will have similar success as last season and may struggle in some of their big games. Look to see if changes in the Offensive Coordinator change the way the offense plays.

The Spring game is always a fun day that shows us all that football isn’t too far away. Look for these questions to get some insight, but hopefullly some answers as well.

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