Ronnie Hillman in line to start for the Broncos at running back?

According to Paul Klee of the Sacramento Bee, one person told him that they believe Ronnie Hillman will be the Broncos starting running back for week one.

One observer’s too-early prediction: Hillman is the starter for the season opener. Ball assumes the position by the end of September. We see plenty of Moreno, in part because he’s their most reliable pass-blocker and protecting Manning is priority No. 1.

Montee Ball is the Broncos running back of the future, but it’s all about pass protection in the NFL.