June 11, 2013; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) warms up during mini camp drills at the Broncos training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Julius Thomas emerging in Denver Broncos Training Camp





With receivers like Wes Welker, Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas for future hall-of-famer Peyton Manning to throw to, it’s easy to see why the Denver Broncos are not only one of the best offensive teams in the NFL, but are also many people’s Super Bowl pick this year. But one receiver who’s been making a lot of noise early in training camp is Julius Thomas.
The Broncos selected him in the fourth round of the 2011 draft in hopes he could eventually develop into an NFL-caliber TE, and if the first week of training camp is any indication as to how far he’s come, he’ll be a player to watch for in 2013:

Julius Thomas is dropping jaws, eluding linebackers, overpowering safeties and even holding his own when blocking All-Pro linebacker Von Miller.

In one spectacular but increasingly typical half hour, he overpowered safety Rahim Moore for a touchdown that no DB in the league could have denied, somehow reached into the crowd and hauled in a pass on the sideline that safety David Bruton had batted away and then kept Miller from getting anywhere near Peyton Manning.

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