Denver Broncos: Options to replace RT Ja’Wuan James

Ja'Wuan James, Denver Broncos (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
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Chukwuma Okorafor, Denver Broncos
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Chukwuma Okorafor, Pittsburgh Steelers

In his final year with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2018), Mike Munchak got a developmental tackle in the third round of the NFL Draft in Western Michigan’s Chukwuma Okorafor.

Since the Broncos have been in the market for a right tackle for about seven years now, Okorafor was a name that popped up in a lot of mock drafts in 2018 for Denver.

He could be circling back as an option again in 2020.

The Steelers certainly don’t have to get rid of Okorafor, a young player with upside as a starter in the future, but if the Broncos could present the right value, the fit for a trade could be there.

The Broncos and Steelers came together for a big trade in the 2019 NFL Draft when Pittsburgh moved up 10 spots to select Michigan linebacker Devin Bush.

Matt Feiler and Alejandro Villanueva are the incumbent starters at tackle for Pittsburgh, and Zach Banner was the primary swing guy in 2019.

Okorafor is a young player the Broncos could take a shot on in a trade.