Domata Peko, age 33
Some thought the Broncos were fools for believing Domata Peko had anything left in the tank after a couple of down seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.
As it turns out, he was simply playing out of position on a team that wasn’t nearly as talented as it had once been.
The Broncos got Peko back in the correct position, and he became a Pro Bowl alternate, showing off not only an ability to make stops in the run game but also provide some pass rush for the Broncos.
He, unfortunately, saw a streak of 123 straight games come to an end, but in his 14 games last season, Peko was one of the most effective defensive linemen and a player the Broncos could rely on to make big plays week in and week out.
Peko brings leadership to the Broncos and still feels like he has a lot of good football left in him. After the 2017 season, it’s hard to argue with him.
Peko was a major reason the Broncos’ defense was able to rank among the best in the NFL against the run.