Denver Broncos: Grading each position group from 2020 season
The defensive played well this season when you consider that the team was without players it expected to count on for much of the season such as Jurrell Casey and Mike Purcell. In their place, guys like DeShawn Williams and DeMarcus Walker stepped up.
On the season, the Broncos registered 42 sacks. Of those, 16.5 came from a defensive lineman.
Shelby Harris had another great year, one that is going to get him a big contract from Denver or somewhere else.
Dre’Mont Jones was also great in his second year, notching 6.5 sacks while leading all defensive linemen on the team with 26 total tackles. There is a lot to build on for him.
Walker added 4.5 sacks and Williams had two of his own. The team even got something out of former first-round pick Sylvester Williams, who was brought back during the season.
Third-round pick McTelvin Agim remains a bit of an unknown, but he will be a player to watch next season.
What the team decides to do with Harris will be one of the biggest questions of the offseason. It may be tough for the team to afford him, but it would sure be nice if the Broncos can keep him around as he has become one of the most important cogs on the defense.