Three biggest long-term needs for the Denver Broncos
2. Right tackle
This one is not news for the Denver Broncos. Orlando Franklin was the last right tackle who ended up being a multi-year solution for them.
The team has cycled through guys like Demar Dotson, Bobby Massie, Calvin Anderson, and now perhaps Billy Turner and Tom Compton.
Denver has not drafted a tackle since Garett Bolles, and they’ve had several chances to do so in past drafts in recent history.
Again, this is a position where Denver possesses adequate talent but does not necessarily have a viable long-term answer.
Calvin Anderson keeps popping up as an underrated player who can finally solidify the position, but signings of Billy Turner and Tom Compton don’t exactly indicate to me that the team is sold on Anderson.
I would venture to guess that George Paton will bring in a right tackle prospect next year, whether in free agency or the draft, who does have a clear path to being the long-term answer at this position.
I think Billy Turner could hold the position down for the next couple of years if needed.
There are many teams across the NFL who have much worse situations along their offensive line, so I am by no means typing this in a panic.
However, it is clear that the long-term uncertainty for this position is evident.