The Broncos are expecting big things out of second-year running back Knowshon Moreno, and so far during the offseason the former Georgia Bulldog has impressed both teammates and coaches.
"I will say this is the first time he's beaten me several times in one-on-one tackle drills," linebacker Wesley Woodyard said. "I think he's more comfortable with himself. He's playing faster. It's a big difference with him."
"He's doing a really nice job of carrying out his assignments in every aspect of his game," Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said. "He's been impressive in terms of his pass protection, which as a rookie he could do it, but it wasn't always consistent. Now it's been pretty consistent. He gets open and he catches the ball in the passing game on a regular basis, daily, and should be an impact player in the passing game for us. He's in his second year, and he knows more what to do. We're expecting a good year from him in a lot of different ways."
Moreno had some nice moments as a rookie, but he knows he needs to improve. And he feels like he will.
"I'm definitely more comfortable," Moreno said. "Last year, everything was moving so fast. You had to stay on top of that, remember this, do this. Now it all comes back to you. You just get into a flow, and you can start to flow now instead of thinking."
With Denver likely to play musical chairs at quarterback, Moreno is poised to be their best player on offense. He's in the top fifteen of our rankings and while the Denver offense limits his upside somewhat, he should be a steady fantasy producer.