Erick Trickel

Erick Trickel

Erick Trickel is the Senior Draft Analyst for Mile High Huddle, has covered the Denver Broncos, NFL, and NFL Draft for the site since 2014. 

Denver Broncos tackle Quinn Bailey (75) during pregame in a game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
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Broncos' Swing OG Battle: Two Frontrunners | A Rookie & a Vet

The Denver Broncos' interior offensive line depth goes under the microscope.

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August 19, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; Denver Broncos safety JL Skinner (34) warms up before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium.
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Broncos Safety Battle: Two Darkhorse Options Emerging

The Denver Broncos have an intense battle shaping up for the last two safety spots on the 53-man roster.

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Denver Broncos rookie outside linebacker Jonah Ellis (52) rushing during rookie minicamp.
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Broncos OLB Room: Top Threats to Take Last 2 Roster Spots

The Denver Broncos have a fierce competition shaping up at outside linebacker.

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Sep 25, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Jonas Griffith (50) celebrates after an interception in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Empower Field at Mile High.
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Broncos ILB Battle: Frontrunner in Replacing Josey Jewell Revealed

The Denver Broncos have a big hole to fill at inside linebacker with Josey Jewell gone. Who fills the vacuum?

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Nov 26, 2023; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton talks with safety P.J. Locke (6) in the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Empower Field at Mile High.
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Broncos S P.J. Locke Out to Prove People Wrong, Win Starting Job Out of Camp

P.J. Locke is ascending and the Denver Broncos need him to take the next step.

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Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Angelo Blackson (90) comes up with a fumble recovering during game action at EverBank Stadium on Sunday, Oct 15, 2023, in Jacksonville.
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Broncos Have One, Maybe Two DL Roster Spots Open: Here's Who Wins It

The Denver Broncos have a decent competition shaping up for the last D-line roster spot or two.

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Denver Broncos offensive tackle Alex Palczewski (63) during the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers.
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Broncos Swing OT Competition: Who Can be Trusted to Win the Job?

The Denver Broncos have fierce competition at offensive tackle this year.

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Aug 19, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA;  Denver Broncos tight end Adam Trautman (82) signals during the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
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Broncos Need Adam Trautman to Step Up as a Legit TE1 but Can He?

The Denver Broncos re-signed Adam Trautman and now need him to answer the bell. But is that probable?

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May 23, 2024; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Troy Franklin (16) during organized team activities at Centura Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
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Broncos WR Depth Chart: Forecasting the Players

The Denver Broncos have a log-jam of depth at wide receiver. But who makes it?

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Oct 29, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins safety Brandon Jones (29) takes on the field prior to the game against the New England Patriots at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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Broncos Are Gambling on Veteran S Brandon Jones

Let's hope George Paton knows what he's doing with Brandon Jones.

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Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton and general manager George Paton talk during OTA practice.
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3 Bold Moves Broncos Must Make on Offense Prior to Training Camp

The Denver Broncos can't sit on their hands. They must act decisively on these moves.

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Dec 31, 2023; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Alex Singleton (49) reacts after a play in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
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Broncos LB Alex Singleton Facing a Make-or-Break 2024 Season

The Denver Broncos need to see significant improvements from their veteran tackling machine.

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