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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.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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