If the Giants have a good defense the Broncos have a great one. Yes they had some injury issues in 2017 but with those guys returning and healthy this defense should have no issue returning to form. The secondary is strong, the LB group is above average and Von Miller is a demon off the edge. The DL missed Derick Wolfe but his return should give this group a major boost.
Offensively there’s a returning veteran presence with Demariyus Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders but the young guys like Bennie Fowler provide stability for the future. The run game is also in good hands with C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker toting the rock. Add into a GM who knows what it takes for a QB to be successful in John Elway and you have a recipe for success.
Offensive line issues are going to be a trend in the top 10, there’s no escaping it. While the RB group is solid it’s far from dynamic and will need help from the QB to force defenses to respect the pass. The TE position needs a big upgrade with not a single one on the active roster last year capable of being a difference maker. This defense, while loaded with talent, might end up losing Aqib Talib if the Broncos can find a partner. Sure the defense might be one of the best in the NFL but you can’t re-sign everyone and there’s not guarantees when it comes to depth. The window for their defensive prowess could be closing.
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Picking in the top 10 often means there were a number of problems on your roster. The main problem on the roster for the Broncos last year was the QB position. Siemian is a low end backup at best. Lynch and Osweiler have both played well below their draft slots and pay grades. Kelly, while intriguing many fans and draftniks, was a seventh round selection for a reason.He’s very strong armed but be Jekyll and Hyde in terms of decision making on and off the field. You don’t try to fight high school students when you’re in college and not have it impact your draft stock.
Yes the TE position right now doesn’t scare anyone but a certain rookie TE didn’t see action in 2017. However Jake Butt should be ready to see the field in 2018 after recovering from a knee injury. The Rosen to Butt connection could become a point scoring machine over the next decade.
Of all of the teams eligible for this list, the Broncos are the most favorable landing spot for the former UCLA Football QB. While the Broncos might have to move up to get him considering how incredibly talented and polished he is and how many QB needy teams there are between one and five, he’d be worth every penny. I’d have to give this fit an A+ grade.