The Denver Broncos’ offensive line should be vastly improved in 2019. Here are three factors that could play into that improvement.
The Denver Broncos offensive line should be one of the team’s most significantly improved units in 2019.
At least, everyone is hoping so.
The Broncos made some major changes on the offensive line over the last seven months, and analysts outside of Denver have taken notice.
One outlet which seems particularly ‘high’ on the Broncos’ offensive line is Pro Football Focus, which is interesting because their analytics didn’t seem to like Connor McGovern after the first part of last season, they didn’t like Ron Leary, and they are pretty ‘meh’ in regards to Ja’Wuan James.
PFF was more kind to Garett Bolles than most Broncos fans would probably believe, but analytics and game grades can’t hide his penalty problem.
So, you can imagine my surprise when I found out PFF had the Broncos ranked 12th overall on their list of the NFL’s best offensive lines heading into 2019. This would mean they jumped up 12 spots from 24th at the end of the 2018 season, per PFF’s rankings.
Getting the 12th overall spot is a very good ranking for the Broncos, considering two of their new starters have never played with the team and the other three guys are somewhat question marks.
The first line of PFF’s breakdown of Denver’s OL is really the key. The Broncos’ line is ‘chock full’ of potential.
Honestly, looking at some of the teams ahead of the Broncos on this list, I would even argue that the Broncos’ line has higher potential than at least two of the teams ranked ahead of them, namely the Ravens and Panthers.
The Broncos are just on the periphery of having a top 10 offensive line in football, and if they have a top 10 offensive line in football this year, I think we’re going to be talking playoffs.
Here are three ways the Broncos’ line can show vast improvement for the 2019 season.