Denver Broncos: Five Players Poised For First Pro Bowl
Ronald Leary, OG
Leary, when healthy last season, was by far the Broncos’ best lineman.
While that isn’t saying much considering the woeful line play last year, Leary was playing at a high level. With what is hopefully an improved offensive line this season, Leary’s play won’t be overshadowed.
Leary missed six games last season due to a lingering back injury. But in the 11 games he played, he made an impact.
He earned a Pro Football Focus rating of 80.9 which ranked higher than Pro Bowlers Richie Incognito and Kelechi Osemele. The Pro Football Focus rankings aren’t the ultimate determining factor for play but it gives a good look at how good Leary actually was.
With Incognito now retired there is a spot that Leary could very easily fill. Leary’s issue will be staying healthy. Back injuries, unfortunately, can reoccur but if it holds up you can count on Leary at the very least being an alternate.