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Patrick Surtain II continues to impress at Broncos’ training camp

Patrick Surtain II going through Broncos rookie minicamp
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The Denver Broncos needed to improve its secondary, and Patrick Surtain II does it for them.

Denver took Surtain with the No. 9 overall pick of the NFL Draft. He was a marquee cornerback in three seasons for the University of Alabama and looks to carry the mentality to the pros. Surtain recorded a pick-six last year against Mississippi State and concluded his career with four interceptions. He helped the Crimson Tide to a national championship campaign in 2020.

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Surtain has caught the attention of many veterans — including Von Miller — in training camp.

During a joint practice with the Minnesota Vikings, the rookie recorded a pass breakup.

He trusted his technique, was not fooled by any moves from the wide receiver, and made a play on the ball. Practicing with Jerry Jeudy has made Surtain a better corner.

Crimson Tide fans are excited to see how he performs in preseason games and the regular season.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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