The Broncos’ rookie minicamp concluded Sunday, but the transition for the team’s rookies isn’t close to over.
Starting Monday, this year’s class will join Denver’s veterans in organized team activities. Those practices — which allow for the offense to face the defense — will require even more of the team’s newest players.
“We talked [about] that to them the other night,” Head Coach Vic Fangio said Sunday. “They’ve got to adjust. That’s why the first few days they won’t get as many reps as the other guys. They’re going to be observing, and when they get their reps, take full advantage of them. Notice the competition, notice the uptick in talent and be ready to go.”
Fangio provided several updates on how the first of 12 OTA practices would unfold:
At quarterback, Joe Flacco will take all of the repetitions with the first team, Fangio said. After that, Fangio expects Kevin Hogan, Drew Lock and Brett Rypien to be mixed in “randomly.”
“We’ve got open competition after [Flacco],” Fangio said. “We’ll randomly play those guys with the twos and the threes when we do our reps.”
Fangio said the Broncos will aim to install at least 90 percent of their defense by the time OTAs and mandatory minicamp end in early June.