Menelik Watson, OL
Because Watson signed what essentially amounts to an ironclad two-year contract with the Broncos, he’s facing a make-or-break season this year as opposed to 2017.
Watson was signed by the Broncos in hopes that he would finally realize the great potential he showed coming out of Florida State in 2013 when he was a second-round pick of the Oakland Raiders.
Watson has done anything but show that promise with the Broncos, as he was among the worst offensive tackles in the NFL in 2017.
The Broncos brought in Jared Veldheer to be their new starting right tackle, so Watson is going to have to prove his worth in other ways.
Specifically, it wouldn’t be a shocker to see Watson make a full-time transition to the guard position in training camp depending on how things are going on the right side. If that’s the case, it could help revive his career.
Watson struggled badly in space against pass rushers with any kind of speed, but he was not all bad in the running game when he was able to pick a target and go bury them.
It’s possible we could see Watson get a chance to make or break his career with the Broncos as a guard.