Denver Broncos 7 possible moves to watch for at 2022 NFL trade deadline

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DENVER, COLORADO – DECEMBER 12: Dalton Risner #66 of the Denver Broncos gets set against the Detroit Lions during an NFL game at Empower Field At Mile High on December 12, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

6. Dalton Risner to the Buccaneers for a 2023 5th-round pick, 2024 4th-round pick

Could the Denver Broncos really trade a starting offensive lineman after all of the injuries they have suffered in 2022? It’s possible.

The Broncos have Netane Muti waiting in the wings. Tom Compton recently returned to practice. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Broncos trade away a player like Dalton Risner as they look to make some wholesale changes to the offensive line going forward.

Perhaps after the bye week, we could be looking at an offensive line like this:

  • LT: Cam Fleming
  • LG: Tom Compton
  • C: Quinn Meinerz
  • RG: Netane Muti
  • RT: Billy Turner

Certainly not the offensive line everyone envisioned before the season, but the Broncos have to actively work to find ways they can upgrade that area of the team, even if it means making major changes like this.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have suffered a bunch of injuries on the offensive line this year and could have some interest in making a move or two before the NFL trade deadline. Dalton Risner hasn’t played as well for the Broncos in 2020-22 as we saw from him in 2019, his rookie season with the team. Perhaps a change of scenery could do wonders for him.

For the Broncos, this would be more about getting future draft capital than anything else, but the draft capital could be a good excuse to also reshuffle the deck on the offensive line approaching the second half of the 2022 season.