5 Denver Broncos players we’re desperate for more of after the bye

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3. Tom Compton, OL

Coming out of the bye week, we could see some substantial reshuffling on the Denver Broncos offensive line. The team is already dealing with a season-ending injury to left tackle Garett Bolles, and Calvin Anderson did a really nice job in his stead against Jacksonville, though he wasn’t exactly the Broncos’ first option there.

At center, the team is now dealing with an injury to center Lloyd Cushenberry III, and Cushenberry was replaced in the team’s most recent game against the Jaguars by Graham Glasgow. Glasgow seemingly stabilized the interior line and could be an upgrade for the Broncos going forward.

Another player whose role could soon come into question is starting left guard Dalton Risner. Although it felt as though the Broncos had gotten themselves a long-term starter at that spot as of the 2019 season, it’s now a question of whether the team should look into alternatives. It just so happens, they may have one coming back from an injury soon enough.

While the team was practicing in London, free agent acquisition Tom Compton made his way back to the practice field. Compton started the season on the PUP list and if he’s healthy enough to play, perhaps the Broncos could try out a combination that looks like this coming out of the bye week:

  • LT: Calvin Anderson
  • LG: Tom Compton
  • C: Graham Glasgow
  • RG: Quinn Meinerz
  • RT: Billy Turner

It’s not exactly how the Broncos would have drawn things up before the season, but it’s perhaps their best combination moving forward depending on how Compton looks coming off of that injury.