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

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Denver Broncos, Ryan Kerrigan
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Ryan Kerrigan, EDGE

Kerrigan would have a bust in the Hall of Very Good. He has been a force for the Washington Football Team since 2011.

The long-time Washington pass rusher, like many of the free agents listed, provides elite depth and makes the Denver Broncos defense even scarier.

The four-time Pro Bowler did express interest in wanting a fresh start as he was not getting the playing time he desired.

For that reason, I’m not sure this acquisition would make a ton of sense considering the Broncos are already stacked up front, but in my opinion, if a team wanted Kerrigan to start, they would have signed him already.

The story with many of the remaining free agents is that they may stay unemployed until late in the offseason, and would subsequently get signed due to other players getting injured.

It wouldn’t be uncommon for, let’s say, Russell Okung to be a 16 game starter for a team next year if they suffer an injury, but it is rather unlikely.

Since the Broncos do have money to spend if they want, they should get a head start on the post-draft signings.

George Paton sent a clear message to the league that the Broncos will be competing this season, and competing hard. This is a top 3 defense on paper and the offensive skill positions are rivaled by few.

I won’t speculate whether I think the Broncos will come away from Aaron Rodgers, but even if they don’t, the Lock-Bridgewater QB room might be good enough.