AFC West: Top 10 underrated offseason moves for each team

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 2: Running back George Atkinson #25 of the Cleveland Browns is tackled by defensive back Su'a Cravens #36 of the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedExField on October 2, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 2: Running back George Atkinson #25 of the Cleveland Browns is tackled by defensive back Su'a Cravens #36 of the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedExField on October 2, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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GLENDALE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 11: Tackle Jared Veldheer #68 of the Arizona Cardinals walks off the field before the NFL game against the New England Patriots at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 11, 2016, in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 11: Tackle Jared Veldheer #68 of the Arizona Cardinals walks off the field before the NFL game against the New England Patriots at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 11, 2016, in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

7. Denver Broncos: Jared Veldheer, OT

The Broncos have long had issues at the right tackle position, and they were willing to pay top dollar to fix the problem this offseason.

John Elway went out and traded a sixth-round draft pick for Jared Veldheer, who started off slow for the Cardinals last year but found his groove and played very well the majority of the season before an injury cut his year short.

Veldheer is a veteran who has proven himself a very capable and effective starter in both the run game and in pass protection when he’s healthy, but the key is keeping him healthy.

The Broncos didn’t give up much to get Veldheer, but if he can solidify their right tackle spot (finally), it will be one of Elway’s most shrewd moves as general manager yet.