Last week I suggested that the Denver Broncos could have one of the biggest sleepers in the NFL on their roster in rookie wide receiver Brandon Johnson.

Johnson is an undrafted free agent, which led some folks to push back against my suggestion. Most undrafted free agents don’t make the 53-man roster.

On Monday, Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett made some comments that seemingly back up my view that Johnson is one of the biggest sleepers in the league entering the 2022 season.

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May 13, 2022; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Bronco wide receiver Brandon Johnson (36) during mini camp drills at UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Hackett told reporters on Monday that he doesn’t think the NFL game is too big for Johnson.

That may not seem like anything major, but that’s probably one of the best comments that Johnson could receive from Hackett.

Everyone in an NFL training camp has talent — they wouldn’t be there if they didn’t.

But it takes more than talent to be successful in the NFL. It takes hard work, dedication, and consistency. It also takes a player knowing that they belong in the NFL. Without that confidence, a player, regardless of his talent, will fail.

Fortunately for the Broncos, it sounds like Johnson has the confidence to be successful in Denver.

He obviously still has a long way to go, but the Broncos may have found something special in Johnson.

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