Ja’Wuan James, OT, Dolphins
Jared Veldheer did better than any right tackle before him in recent years with the Broncos. However, the Denver Broncos also must get younger at the position. My guess is there is an option for Veldheer to return if the team does not sign Ja’Wuan James or someone else.
As for James, he is another player from the 2014 NFL Draft class who could help the Broncos. This move actually makes the most sense of all the big fish options for the Broncos.
James was rumored to be on the trade block last season and the Denver Broncos were the strongest suitor. Nothing materialized. Now the Broncos can sign James to a deal that they and the agent can agree on.
He is an athletically gifted player that can solidify the right tackle spot for a number of years, not just one. Also, the AFC West, despite the loss of Khalil Mack, is still a pass rusher paradise. Melvin Ingram, Joey Bosa, Justin Houston, and maybe Dee Ford (if he stays) will all be after the quarterback. The Broncos must focus on this area in free agency.
There is also a coaching connection with James. Former Denver Broncos guard Chris Kuper was an assistant offensive line coach with the Miami Dolphins from 2017-2018 and offensive quality control coach with Miami in 2016.
Kuper knows James well and new offensive line coach Mike Munchak will get the most out of James. It seems like a win-win.