Broncos Beat: RB Royce Freeman 'too big, too fast not to play'

The guy who looks most likely to emerge as a true No. 1 RB the earliest is the Denver Broncos' Royce Freeman.

Not only did the third-round draft pick look more impressive than veteran Devontae Booker in the preseason opener with four carries for 38 yards (including a 23-yard touchdown), but ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold has continued to stress that, "He's just too big, too fast not to play, and he runs with vision."

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We do think Booker could emerge in the passing game and turn into more of a third-down, change-of-pace back, perhaps once Freeman gets more established. As the story also said, rookie backs tend to be stuck in timeshares, at least early in the year.

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