DeMarcus Walker, DL
DeMarcus Walker struggled to get on the field last season, finishing with just seven tackles and one sack in 10 games. The former second-round draft pick likely won’t be a starter, but he should still be on the field a lot more in 2018.
Not only will he get more playing time, but he will also be playing his natural position — defensive line — again. Last season, he was forced to play as an outside linebacker instead of up front where he played in college.
This year, the Broncos are moving him back to the defensive line where he belongs.
Instead of slimming down like he had to do last season, Walker has gained more than 40 pounds this offseason and seems eager to contribute.
Like Heuerman, Walker will benefit production wise just from increased reps on the field. Along with that, moving back to his natural position should also help him to play at the level the Broncos expected when they drafted him.
Broncos fans should expect to see Walker have a much better year in his sophomore season in the league.