Denver Broncos: 5 free agents to target post-NFL Draft

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Aug 20, 2020; Englewood, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos offensive tackle Demar Dotson (78) talks to head coach Vic Fangio during training camp at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

There are still quite a few quality free agents on the market, and the Denver Broncos should continue their aggressive push to improve the team and sign a few.

With the 2021 NFL Draft officially behind us, the ‘draft grades’ part of the offseason has begun, and it looks mostly like good news for Denver.  With that being said, the Broncos should still look to sign a couple of free agents to round out the remaining holes on their roster.

Now, the Denver Broncos do not have many holes at all. PFF just recently ranked the Broncos as having the 6th-best roster in the NFL.

On paper, this team, and especially the defense is truly elite. While I was not a huge fan of the team’s first two picks, they do make the team better and will be immediate impact players.

With that said, we know how real and serious injuries are and how badly they hurt the Denver Broncos last season. For that reason alone, the Broncos should look to the free agent market for quality depth pieces, because there are plenty still out there.

Let’s look at 5 players the team should target now that the draft is over.

Demar Dotson, OT

I guess I’m cheating a bit here, but the Denver Broncos did not address the right tackle position during the draft. Seeing as Ja’Wuan James is poised to start at the position in Week 1, and seeing as he has shown no ability to stay on the field, re-signing Demar Dotson as a backup swing tackle provides the Broncos with quality depth and familiarity with the position.

Dotson started 8 games for the Broncos last year and did not allow a sack. He was shoved into the inactive realm towards the end of the season, but it was clear that he could still play at a decent level.

Bringing Dotson back on another one-year deal allows for the team to breathe a little easier at the tackle position, and can even assist in the development of Calvin Anderson, seeing as the team appears to be high on him.