Denver Broncos: Players who could be traded if team is a seller

Denver Broncos DL Shelby Harris. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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Oct 25, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos defensive end Shelby Harris (96) reaches for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) in the first quarter Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Shelby Harris, DL

As far as trade pieces go, the Denver Broncos have nobody on their roster who presents a greater immediate value than defensive lineman Shelby Harris.

Harris has proven himself to be a versatile playmaker on the defensive line, not only as a pass rusher and run stuffer, but also as someone who can consistently get his hands in throwing lanes and even block kicks with some level of regularity.

The running joke is that Harris has the ‘best hands’ on the team, but it’s really not that much of a joke when you consider just how frequent this guy gets his hands on the ball.

Why is Harris such an attractive trade piece besides just his on-field abilities?

His contract.

The Broncos somehow managed to get Harris for one-year, $3.095 million this offseason and for half a season, acquiring teams would be getting a playmaker on the defensive line for less than $2 million in base salary.

A lot of times, players who get moved at the trade deadline are big salary dumps, but this year that might not be something many teams look into taking on.

Harris is someone the Broncos should expect to get calls about.