The Denver Broncos are on a mission to return to elite defensive status.
They’ve added depth to their defensive line and snatched up a big-time pass rusher in the draft, which should help them get back to being an elite pass rushing unit.
Denver’s also added to their depth and versatility at the linebacker and safety positions, which should allow the personnel to fit their current schemes much better. In turn, this should allow the defense to play better against offenses like the Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, and Philadelphia Eagles who lit them up a year ago.
The one big glaring question is at cornerback where the Broncos still have two fantastic cover men in Chris Harris Jr. and Bradley Roby, but their third cornerback, who’ll essentially be tasked with replacing Aqib Talib, is a complete unknown.
Given how much the defense plays in nickel and dime formations, that position could be a glaring weakness next season, which could make a potentially dominant unit easy to beat, by simply picking on that one weak spot.
With the NFL's supplemental draft coming up on July 11th, the Broncos have a rare opportunity to add a talented young corner who might just be ideally suited to play in their scheme and patch up that hole to perfection.
Having won fewer than six games last season, the Broncos have priority in the blind bit process that is the supplemental draft, in a rare year where there’s actually some pretty intriguing talent available.
Because of this, we went back to the tape to analyze the two big prospects available to see if they’re worth giving up a future pick, here's what we found.