Denver Broncos: Five young players that should get a closer look
Cyrus Kouandjio/Elijah Wilkinson, OT
The revolving door that has been the Broncos’ right tackle position this year has been more than a bit concerning.
Luckily, it has been bad enough that the Broncos can’t even consider any of the players currently on the roster as legitimate options going forward. At this point, we haven’t seen two of the young players on the roster, and rightfully so.
Cyrus Kouandjio was just acquired a couple of weeks ago, and is probably still getting himself up to speed on the offense. At the age of 24, Kouandjio still has some upside that once made him a second round pick in this league.
Like Donald Stephenson and Menelik Watson (also top 100 picks), Kouandjio has struggled with injury and inconsistency. The former Alabama left tackle and high school All-American just hasn’t been able to get things going at the next level, but perhaps given the chance with Denver, he could.
Wilkinson was an undrafted free agent this year for the Broncos out of UMass, and showed an ability in college to play a number of positions along the offensive line. He was called up off the practice squad and came in for a brief bit but hasn’t played extensively.
Seeing one or both of these players would be beneficial for the Broncos when making decisions at the position this offseason.