Denver Broncos 2019 roster overview: Defensive line

Sayre Bedinger
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 30: Defensive end Derek Wolfe #95 of the Denver Broncos blocks a pass attempt by quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the first quarter of a game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 30, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 30: Defensive end Derek Wolfe #95 of the Denver Broncos blocks a pass attempt by quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the first quarter of a game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 30, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 27: Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs is pressured by Billy Winn #97 of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 27, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 27: Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs is pressured by Billy Winn #97 of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 27, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

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Billy Winn (Age: 30)

Billy Winn hasn’t played since the 2016 season, so the Broncos bringing him back is a curious and fascinating move.

What does he still have in the tank? He showed in 2016 he has positional versatility so perhaps that will be his biggest asset in returning.

DeShawn Williams (Age: 26)

The Broncos had Williams last offseason and he was a stud pass rusher, but couldn’t quite put together consistent enough play to win a roster spot on a loaded defensive line. He’s heard that one every year of his young NFL career.

Could this finally be the year he takes someone’s roster spot and gets the chance to make an impact on Sundays? He might be a one-trick pony, but it’s a good one.

Mike Purcell (Age: 28)

Purcell is a traditional nose tackle who is a native of Highlands Ranch, CO, and a player who also has experience in Vic Fangio’s defense dating back to his days with the San Francisco 49ers.

That experience could give Purcell an edge over some of the fringe players, as well as his ability to stop the run, which is his calling card.

Deyon Sizer (Age: 22)

A premiere practice squad candidate, Deyon Sizer comes from CSU-Pueblo and after a phenomenal career there, he will hope to make enough of an impression on the Broncos this offseason to get a year of development in this defense.

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Listed at 6-4, 280, Sizer could ultimately become a base end in a 3-4 defense.

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