PK: Quant Smith could be early key for Broncos

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They may lose Von Miller, depending upon league discipline, for the first four games of the year. If that happens, look for Quanterus Smith - who might be the most important fifth-round draft choice in the NFL this year - to play a big role, especially in the nickel pass rush.

One wouldn't expect King to arrive at a conclusion like this on his own, so it would appear the Broncos coaching staff expects early contributions from Smith, who tore his knee up in November.

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