Denver Broncos: What positions have the most depth in 2018?
The Broncos’ deepest position on the roster might very well be their defensive line as a whole.
The Broncos return all of their starters from a unit that ranked first in the NFL with just 3.3 yards per carry allowed last season, and they’ve strengthened this unit over the course of the past six months.
Derek Wolfe will hopefully be fully healthy again and back to his 2015 form when he was dominant both as a run defender and as a pass rusher in that legendary Broncos defense.
Wolfe has managed to be a very good player despite struggling through his injury issue, but he’s been doing a lot of the dirty work for the pass rushers instead of utilizing his own pass rush skills to rack up sacks.
Along with Wolfe on the starting defensive line are veteran Domata Peko and third-year player Adam Gotsis.
Peko revived his career in Denver last season as one of the top run-stuffing nose tackles in the league, and Gotsis emerged in his second year in the NFL as one of the league’s better run defending 3-4 defensive ends.
Behind those players, the Broncos have a number of talented options including second-year player DeMarcus Walker, who is back up to 284 pounds and ready to wreak havoc as an interior rusher.
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Last season, Shelby Harris emerged as a stud for the Broncos both versus the run and pass, and even on special teams. He will play an important role as an interior lineman again this season along with veteran Clinton McDonald, who had 5.5 sacks last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Zach Kerr was a steal for the Broncos in free agency in 2017, and got better as the season wore along and he got healthier.
Kyle Peko returns for year three with the team hoping to have a more solidified role on a weekly basis.