Denver Broncos: Ranking the team’s top 5 strengths

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 12: Defensive end Derek Wolfe #95 of the Denver Broncos yells with a member of the armed forces during player introductions before a game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 12, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 12: Defensive end Derek Wolfe #95 of the Denver Broncos yells with a member of the armed forces during player introductions before a game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 12, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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SAN DIEGO, CA – OCTOBER 13: Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos warms up before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on October 13, 2016, in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA – OCTOBER 13: Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos warms up before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on October 13, 2016, in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

2. Pass Rush

The Denver Broncos have a plethora of pass rushers with which to terrorize the quarterback.

Specifically, the Broncos have probably the best group of edge players in the entire NFL.

Led by former Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, the Broncos boast a pass rush group that will cause offensive coordinators to lose sleep weekly.

Miller is on his way to a Hall of Fame career with 83.5 career sacks and 22 forced fumbles.

He is a game-changer in every possible way, with no real weakness in his game.

The Broncos added the best defensive prospect in this year’s draft class in Bradley Chubb, who is likely to start opposite Miller in the team’s base defense.

Chubb was outstanding the past two seasons at North Carolina State, racking up 20 sacks and 44 tackles for loss in that timeframe.

The duo of Miller and Chubb is expected to lead the Broncos near the top of the league in sacks, but Shaquil Barrett is not to be forgotten.

One of the most underrated edge players in the NFL, Barrett doesn’t rack up sacks but gets a lot of tackles for loss and is one of the Broncos’ best special teams guys.

The Broncos are hoping Shane Ray can be the cherry on top after two good years to start his NFL career were derailed by a wrist injury last offseason that will keep him out to start 2018.

Even without Ray, the Broncos have a couple of players off the edge to keep an eye on in Marcus Rush and Jeff Holland, former undrafted players who have been standing out this offseason.