Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman received praise from his coaches, and he will battle for the No. 2 job behind Montee Ball.
Ronnie Hillman, who is currently a key reserve at running back for the Denver Broncos, fell down the depth chart last season after committing untimely fumbles.
However, he has reportedly impressed the coaching staff and is finding his way back into their good graces.
Running backs coach Eric Studesville praised Hillman. “I love what Ronnie has done. From when we started this spring in April forward, he has been unbelievable,” Studesville said to ESPN.
Montee Ball is assumed to be the Broncos’ starting running back, and C.J. Anderson will be a primary backup along with Hillman.
Since Hillman has performed well in training camp, he will battle Anderson for the second-string job. The former San Diego State back is entering his third year in the NFL, and he is still 22, so there is still plenty of upside.
The departure of Knowshon Moreno gives Hillman his big opportunity to prove himself, but he will need to work on his ball security.