Deep and healthy
The Broncos’ defensive line is exceptionally deep and mostly healthy.
Aside from offseason surgery for Clinton McDonald (shoulder) taking longer than expected, the Broncos have a very good group of players on the defensive line getting better and better.
Derek Wolfe had a procedure after being placed on IR last year to heal up an injury that has been bothering him for years.
He says he’s the best he’s ever felt, and that’s great news for the Broncos.
With Wolfe’s expected resurgence also comes the potential breakthrough of DeMarcus Walker, a second-round pick out of Florida State last year who filled in as an outside linebacker due to a number of injuries at that position.
Walker’s move to outside linebacker was one of the worst mistakes the coaching staff made last season.
Playing on the defensive line, the former ACC defensive MVP should have a significant impact on the Broncos.
Despite the legal situation of Adam Gotsis still up in the air, the team’s depth at defensive end is ridiculous with players like Domata Peko, Zach Kerr, and Shelby Harris rotating on the interior.
There are at least seven, maybe eight players that will be on NFL rosters to start the 2018 season on this Broncos front.