Where does Denver Broncos defensive front seven rank in AFC West?

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The Denver Broncos made quality additions to their front seven this offseason, but where does this unit rank within the AFC West?

The final article in this series will compare the Denver Broncos and their front seven to the rest of the division.

Denver made a few additions to this unit this offseason.  They signed Randy Gregory to a five year, $70 million deal, signed elite run stuffer D.J. Jones, and added Nik Bonitto, Eyioma Uwazurike, and Matt Henningsen in the NFL Draft.

It’s clear that George Paton was out to improve this unit, as the Broncos actually had one of the worst pass rush generation in the entire NFL.

The additions made this offseason will join players already in the building like Bradley Chubb, Dre’Mont Jones, Malik Reed, Jonathon Cooper, and Mike Purcell.

The last three players mentioned are probably either going to not be on the active roster come week one or will be down in the depth chart.

As is common knowledge, the AFC West is loaded with quality players on both sides of the ball.  It’s set to be the most competitive division in football by a mile and might just come down to which team has the best depth.

With all of that said, let’s rank the front seven units in the AFC West.

Where does Denver Broncos front seven rank in AFC West?

4. Kansas City Chiefs

Perhaps one of the worst overall situations in the league, the Kansas City Chiefs’ front seven is about as inspiring as chipped paint.

Chris Jones is one of the very best defensive linemen in the NFL, but outside of him, they have no one else of note.

Good players like Frank Clark and Nick Bolton help, but the depth behind those two and Chris Jones is very poor.

Some notable depth pieces include Mike Danna, Joshua Kaindoh, Khalen Saunders, and Shilique Calhoun.

They added inside linebacker Leo Chenal in the draft, but he’s a bit of a project.

There just aren’t a ton of players on the Chiefs’ front seven that can compete with the rest of the division.  Being that their offense will probably end up being very good, even without Tyreek Hill, the defense probably isn’t going to have to produce like an elite unit week after week.