Both coach John Fox and executive vice president John Elway described Montee Ball as an every-down back who, as a second-round pick, is expected to compete for a starting job.
"We expect all these guys to contribute," Elway said. "The earlier you go, the more we hope they contribute."
He's expected to compete for the starting job, but Fox has a reputation for favoring veterans, and Ball's pass-blocking needs work if he's going to see big snaps protecting QB Peyton Manning. Stay tuned.