- Bradley Chubb (due to Shane Ray’s injury)
- Jeff Holland
Bradley Chubb, the Broncos’ first-round draft pick in April, should get a ton of playing time in the absence of Shane Ray (wrist surgery, might miss some game time).
He will provide a lot of physicality in place of Ray. Wouldn’t it be awesome if Chubb has a bigger impact than the Broncos initially expected from him in his rookie season? I think they should prepare him more than any other rookie they have on their roster so he can help dominate on defense.
- Brandon Marshall; Todd Davis (both starters)
- Josey Jewell; Zaire Anderson
- Su’a Cravens
Brandon Marshall and Todd Davis are the best inside linebackers the Broncos have, and it has shown on the field. Marshall is undoubtedly the starter there, and Davis has been very productive, so having them on the field at the same time could be important.
Josey Jewell will provide physicality on the field when called upon. Cravens will, as well. Cravens is listed as a safety but has the ability to line up and play linebacker, like he has done in the past. That is why having him on the roster is very important for the Broncos.
- Von Miller
- Shaquil Barrett
Miller is arguably (okay, he is THE best) weakside linebacker in the entire NFL. There was no question about this position’s starter Shaquil Barrett will continue to provide help at linebacker on some plays.
Overall, the Broncos’ linebacker positions are some of the strongest in the entire NFL.