Denver Broncos: Ranking team’s in-house options at right tackle
2. Dalton Risner
Don’t be confused by Risner’s placement on this list, as he is by far the best player on it. But there will be talk of sliding Risner from guard over to right tackle.
Personally, I hate the idea.
I suppose that Risner can play tackle, but that doesn’t mean that he should. Do the Broncos want to make one position worse by trying to make another one better? That would be the quandary.
Risner has played quite well at guard for the team in his first two seasons in the league. The interior of the line with him, Graham Glasgow and Lloyd Cushenberry (or Quinn Meinerz) has a chance to be excellent and that trio should open up huge holes in the running game.
If the Broncos moved Risner to tackle, they could move the rookie Meinerz into the starting lineup, or even Netane Muti, and be just as good. That is something that will have to be evaluated.
However, I see moving Risner to tackle as a desperate move and one the team should certainly be able to do better than.