Denver Broncos Road To 53: Offensive Line

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Dec 8, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos tackle Winston Justice (77) in the second quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

player. 45. The main competitor with Chris Clark for the starting right tackle position, Winston Justice spent time around the NFL before joining the Broncos during last season. Re-signed during the offseason, Winston is fighting hard for the position, earning split reps with the first unit. When the preseason games start will be the true test of his abilities and his capabilities to win the starting job. In the end, he shows enough to make the roster, but not enough to win the starting job.. Backup Tackle. Denver Broncos. Winston Justice. 77

November 24, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Michigan Wolverines offensive linesman Michael Schofield (75) tries to recover a loose football against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 26-21. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

45. Just drafted in the 2014 NFL draft, Michael Schofield is the rookie on the line. The rookie offensive linemen has a chance to compete for the starting right tackle spot, but odds are against him. He will likely be regulated to a back-up role this year, while he grows in the system and potentially fight for a starting spot next year. Odds are the Broncos wont risk losing the third-round pick on waivers to be placed on the practice squad, so he will make the 53 man roster.. Backup Guard/Tackle. Denver Broncos. Michael Schofield. 79. player

player. 45. Drafted in the sixth round of the 2014 draft, Matthew Paradis joins Michael Schofield as a rookie along the offensive line. Paradis will likely be unable to uproot Ramirez for the starting center position, but being a young versatile player can compete for a backup position. Paradis can back up both at guard, center and in a dire circumstances tackle, that should give him an edge in his competition over Will Montgomery. When the time comes, Paradis manages to beat out Montgomery for the backup center position.. Backup Center/Guard. Denver Broncos. Matthew Paradis. 61

It is Coach Fox’s goal to put the five best starting offensive linemen out there to protect Peyton Manning. There is a lot of time left for someone to surprise and grab a spot as a starter, or even a backup. But of the five positions, four of them are very likely set with a starter, right tackle being the only one who doesn’t.

Who do you think manages to make it?