As most of you know I am a huge defensive guy and I would like nothing more than for the Broncos to sign Callais Campbell but we can't be considered a serious contender with this makeshift offensive line.
Ronald Leary should be our number one priority and I hope John Elway will make this happen.
I would not mind the Broncos re-signing Russell Okung but he'd have to remain at the left tackle position. Switching him over to the right side is not a good idea and anybody that's played football and played the position knows The transition will not work. In a few cases it has with guys like Tony Jones but that is a rarity..
Think about it like this, can a right-handed boxer suddenly become a southpaw and perform at the same level? No
Last edited by Sam_Z; 03-03-2017 at 07:01 AM.
Preferably save a couple million and more importantly a bit more team flexibility for the length of contract. It is going to be expensive. OTs are at a premium. Okung was good not great last year. Hopefully he can be a foundation of stability in the new offense.
Sign him and land one more marquee free agent for the line. Then rely on improvement from the current roster.
That being said, I would still like Leary if added to our team. He is a big body and can dominate if he stays healthy. I feel like Denvers oline needs to get bigger. I looked at Oaklands line last year and was stunned on how big they all were. They manhandle our Dline with that size difference.
You mentioned Michael Scofield who looks like he was finally coming on at times last season but also we have Connor McGovern and Connor McGovern looks downright perfect for the scheme that Jeff Davidson is going to bring. Connor McGovern is big and strong just like Max Garcia so we may be surprised with some of the players that we already have.
However I do agree with you I think Ricky Wagner and Andrew Witworth are a must.
If Broncos can get two free agents on the oline (Okung could be one of them IMO) then have the rest compete.
I tend to think the Broncos have more current prospects in the middle of the line then OT. But if a top free agent OG like Lang or Leary can be added then I am good with it. They need leadership and consistency to help all the young lineman.
IMO the talent level of many is not as dire as some think. Also hoping the new system and coaching can help them develop and be productive as a position group. We shall see!
Wagner is a must because all our pass rushers in the AFCcome from the RT. So this a must! We can address the LT with a guy like Cam Robinson. Or trade trade Trevor( assuming we get Romo) and one of our 3rds for Joe Thomas.
We (including myself) assumed that the Broncos were getting that pick. Disappointed we didn't but I have seen too many comments about how the Broncos were somehow screwed out of something.
We just didn't understand the formula used. Including some writers that published the comp picks list. Now we know it is as confusing as ever.
I'd be down for Okung to come back honestly
Just for continuity's sake