Broncos' plan to build offense in draft is smart

The Broncos are in a position where they can splurge a bit during the offseason. Getting new offensive talent in the upcoming draft could push them further.

The Denver Broncos ended the 2019 regular season on a high note. All signs point to a future with Drew Lock as the starting quarterback in 2020. Lock and the Broncos finished the month of December going 4-1.

But all throughout the season, there remains a question mark on the offense regarding a number two wide receiver. Denver needs to find its Robin alongside the Batman that is Courtland Sutton. We detailed all about that in one of the articles written last month.

Denver has another hole that will be glaring if it is not fixed and that is the offensive line. Garett Bolles has been more down than up, but last season he seemed to end the year on a better note. This puts questions in Denver’s mind about picking up the fifth-year option.

The center position might still be Connor McGovern, but he is slated to be a free agent. Patrick Morris might be a name to watch there unless Denver adds a center in free agency. Ronald Leary is an unknown.

The future is still cloudy what Denver will do for him. Dalton Risner’s security at the left guard is one that does not require questioning unless Denver considered a different position.

The Broncos are in a precarious situation of choosing a wide receiver and offensive line with the first pick in the draft. However, it is true that Denver needs to spend a decent amount of draft homework on building the offense.

If there is a draft to do it, this is one. Denver is looking to add a wide receiver, but according to Daniel Jeremiah, there are 27 wide outs that received a first to third round grade. This means if by chance Denver does not snag a wide receiver in round one there are others to be had later.

Running back is an interesting one. Like wide receiver in some ways, the running back is deep. Not like the Jerry Jeudy and Ceedee Lamb class, but it is solid. Denver has a playmaker in Lindsay. The only area needs to get better is catching. Every area he seems to look the part as a feature back.

Royce Freeman is a solid back, but he struggled in 2019.. He has the vision and is a big-bodied back that looks the part, but there too many times he left some yards on the field. Denver does need a complete back. One that can block, catch and run with force inside. It can be Lindsay because he has shown the willingness to do it. Some have to wonder if it is better to snag a bigger back in the draft.

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If Denver is planning to spend money on the defense in free agency and then offense in the draft, then they are choosing the right time to do so. The Denver Broncos are showing promise on the horizon for the first time in a while. Now it is time to follow through with this plan and have it come to fruition.