The Broncos' run game needs a boost. (Denver Post)

Broncos Will Look For Help In Backfield

The Broncos will be addressing the defensive side of the ball during the draft, but there’s an area on offense that needs attention and John Fox is well aware of that.

“You need more than one back if you’re going to consistently run it through the season,” Fox said Thursday at the combine. “We’ll be in that process of finding more than one guy.”

For the Broncos who averaged just 96.5 yards per game (as a reminder, Tim Tebow bumped the average up with his rushing yards when he started the last three game of the season), the ground game was a major bomb in the Broncos offense.

Because the ground game couldn’t get off the, well, ground, the Broncos faced many third and long situations and couldn’t convert in the red zone.

Injuries on the offensive line and at running back early in the season didn’t help the cause, but it seemed that there was a piece missing.

Knowshon Moreno has potential (when healthy), but the Broncos have not succeeded in a one-back system in a long time.

Fox saw the benefits of a two-back system in Carolina when DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart “Smashed and Dashed” their way into the endzone and multiple 100+ yard games apiece.

What kind of back will the Broncos look for to compliment Knowshon Moreno?

DeAngelo Williams is a prime candidate because he’s an unrestricted free agent and already has a good relationship with Fox.

Other notable backs on the unrestricted free agent list include:

Arian Foster

Ahmad Bradshaw

Michael Bush

Joseph Addai

Mike Tolbert

Leon Washington

Darren Sproles

Pierre Thomas

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

Tim Hightower

Cedric Benson

Ronnie Brown

Cadillac Williams

Jerome Harrison

Ricky Williams

Brian Westbrook

What do you think? Who would you like to see in the Broncos’ backfield along with Moreno?

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