With Free Agency in the rear view mirror the Broncos made a few moves but the main acquisition was the signing of Case Keenum as their new quarterback. With the 2018 NFL Draft just around the corner here is a look at the Denver Broncos Team Needs.
Denver Broncos Team Needs
After drafting Garett Bolles in the first round last year the Broncos have their left tackle but there is still a big question mark at right tackle. Veterans Menelik Watson and Donald Stephenson haven’t panned out which may lead them to using one of their four 3rd or 4th round picks on the position.
While the Broncos finished in the top five in both run and pass defense, the inside linebacker position has been the weak spot. Needing a physical run stuffer to pair next to the athletic Brandon Marshall the Broncos could find their downhill linebackers with an early day three pick.
The addition of Ronald Leary was big for the Broncos as he was graded out as the 9th best guard by Pro Football Focus. Left guard was an issue where Max Garcia struggles might cause the Broncos to go Notre Dame’s Quenton Nelson at five if they don’t go with a quarterback.
Bouncing back after a couple of disappointing years CJ Anderson’s 1,007 rushing yards was the 9th most in the entire NFL. With Anderson’s past injury issues the Broncos may look for a mid-round option to use as a backup since Davonte Booker has failed to live up to expectations.
Having Bradley Roby allowed the Broncos to move on from Aqib Talib trading him to the Los Angeles Rams. Denver is still set with Roby and Chris Harris along with the signing of Tremaine Brock softens the blow. Adding Brock helps but doesn’t prevent the Broncos from adding another cornerback.
A sub 1,000 yard season with only five touchdowns along with a big contract is fueling rumors that the Broncos may be moving on from Demaryius Thomas. The wide receiver class is loaded with big bodied receivers who the Broncos could take on day two if they want to find the replacement for Thomas.
Denver’s roster is built for the playoffs but Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch haven’t been able to play well enough the past two years to get the Broncos there. With a window tightening Denver signed Case Keenum as their starter but don’t think this prevents the Broncos from drafting a quarterback early.