Since we are now 39 days to kickoff, we will be taking a Page (pun intended) out of the CB book. #RoyalBaby, it's time to meet Cleshawn Page.
#39, Cleshawn Page, Junior, Cornerback
Hometown: Los Angeles
Junior College: LA Harbor College
High School: Dorsey High School
How'd he get to the Blue™?
Cleshawn Page was a standout defensive back at LA Harbor College. His sophomore year, he registered 44 tackles (28 solo), including 2.5 for loss. Additionally, he forced a fumble, recovered another one, and broke up four passes. Page's extreme athleticism and blazing speed earned him a visit and offer at Syracuse. However, when the Broncos came calling, Page came accepting (even without a visit). Page comes to the Blue with as much college experience as any in the stable.
A lockdown corner at LA Harbor College, Cleshawn Page received some great interest from Syracuse University. However, Page always had a soft spot for the Broncos, and the Broncos have always had a soft spot for 4.2 speed. Yes, I said 4.2 speed. 44 tackles his sophomore season, including 28 solo.
The Broncos cornerback unit is one that is not short on talent, but definitely short on game-time experience. The Broncos lost starters Jamar Taylor and Jerrell Gavins last year, and Bryan Douglas to a knee injury. Douglas happens to be on the road to recovery (according to rumors), but we can't quite count on him yet. Donte Deayon, the soon-to-be true sophomore, is the most experienced CB on the roster. However, the incoming talent is BIG, and Cleshawn Page may fit in nicely to the Broncos youthful secondary. This has been a position in the past (cough-TCU-cough) where the Broncos have struggled, and Page's 4.2 speed will undoubtedly be an incredible asset. I predict that Page will get significant playing time in 2013, if not be a starter on Game 1.
Completely made up fact
Cleshawn Page played the lead role of Peter Pan as a senior in High School. In his final performance, Page received a standing ovation that lasted a school record, 2 hours, 46 minutes and 23 seconds.