Forming a solid offensive line
It’s hard for a quarterback to play well behind a mediocre or less-than-average offensive line. The Broncos know that all too well as offensive line play has been average at best in the years since Manning left, but it is headed in the right direction.
The team got a huge boost last season with the improvement of Garett Bolles. Though the team suffered through a poor season on the field, his climb to becoming one of the best left tackles in the league was the story of the team’s season.
The team has also found something in Dalton Risner and Lloyd Cushenberry, two young players who should both be around for years. There is also no reason to believe that last year’s free-agent signing, Graham Glasgow, can’t be a huge contributor for years to come either.
That leaves one spot, but it’s a big one. Right tackle.
Both Elijah Wilkinson and Demar Dotson are unrestricted free agents. Ju’Wuan James is still slated to be the starter, but how many people are excited about that? The team also has Calvin Anderson, a young player with promise.
However, this is another position the team could attack in both free agency and the draft. Rick Wagner, a veteran recently released by the Green Bay Packers, makes sense. Players such as Liam Eichenberg out of Notre Dame or Tommy Doyle out of Miami (OH) could be players the team looks at in the draft.