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Broncos roster review: cornerback Essang Bassey

A year after the undrafted rookie from Wake Forest drew comparisons to Chris Harris Jr. in the leadup to the Broncos’ 2020 training camp, Essang Bassey finds himself in a tight competition for a roster spot.

Essang Bassey’s profile

Height: 5’9”
Weight: 191 lbs
Age: 22 years old
Experience: 2

Like the rest of the Broncos’ 2020 rookies, Bassey had no OTAs or preseason during his first season in the NFL because of the Covid-19 pandemic. So when an injury to A.J. Bouye in the season opener pushed him into the nickel role on the Fangio defense, it was his first live reps against NFL competition.