Denver Broncos: Ranking the team’s top three weaknesses
3. The right side of the OL
The Denver Broncos have been atrocious at the right tackle position since the team won the Super Bowl.
Even in 2015, the right tackle play was not great, but Peyton Manning helped minimize that weakness with pre-snap defense diagnostics.
The Broncos have not had the luxury of having a quarterback with those abilities in a couple of years, and as a result, the right tackle position has been essentially an open door for pass rushers.
In 2017, Menelik Watson (9), Allen Barbre (4), and Donald Stephenson (3) combined to allow 16 sacks.
Furthermore, the Broncos are moving arguably their best offensive lineman (Ron Leary) back over to his natural left guard position leaving the right side open for two new players to hopefully do more than just fill a roster hole on gamedays.
The Broncos obviously brought in Jared Veldheer to be their new right tackle, and Connor McGovern is expected to compete with a number of other players to be the team’s starting right guard.
How will this whole thing work out? No one knows at this point, as we haven’t even seen this unit on the field together for a workout.
The right side of the offensive line is an area of weakness for the Broncos until proven otherwise.