Denver Broncos: Possible replacements for Chris Harris Jr
There is the option of adding corners via free agency.
The question is, how much money is the team willing to spend in free agency at the position? Chris Harris Jr. will be the top free agent at the position so they will be getting a good but lesser player.
Logan Ryan, CB, Titans
Logan Ryan will become a free agent in 2020. The thing that could interest the Denver Broncos with him is his physical nature.
Since entering the league in 2013 with the New England Patriots, Logan has improved his tackle totals in each of his seasons with the Patriots, and then each of the last three seasons with the Tennessee Titans.
Ryan has been tasked with covering some of the league’s best wide receivers. Just imagine him in the tackle-loving Vic Fangio defense.
Ryan intercepted former teammate Tom Brady in Saturday’s Wildcard round of the playoffs and returned it to the house for a touchdown.
Ronald Darby is another guy who could interest Vic Fangio with his physical nature. Darby has 224 tackles in five seasons (avg. 44.8/year). While it is not ideal that cornerbacks have to tackle (we prefer takeaways), it is crucial and Darby has that ability.
Speaking of takeaways, Darby has eight interceptions during his five-year career.
The biggest problem in my opinion is that Darby has missed a lot of games due to injury, including a torn ACL last season with the Eagles.
Darqueze Dennard could be of interest to the Denver Broncos as well. Dennard is a physical cornerback who also has some really good ball skills. Despite only having three interceptions in his NFL career, he has three forced fumbles and has defended 22 passes.
James Bradberry is tasked with covering opponents’ top receivers and has shown that he has the ability to stay with them with his 4.5-second speed.
In four seasons with the Carolina Panthers, he has recorded 279 tackles, 47 pass deflections eight interceptions and two forced fumbles.
Oh, and he is only 26 years old. The Denver Broncos should definitely take a long look at Bradberry.