Like the Redskins with their wide receiver grabs in the NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos haven’t had a lot of continued success improving their offensive line.
Well, quarterback could be a bigger problem. But until the rookie, Drew Lock, gets some extended looks, we won’t know if general manager John Elway finally has his guy under center. A safe guess would state Lock has plenty of time to prove himself anyway.
OK, back to the O-line.
Rookie lineman Dalton Risner, whom the Broncos grabbed with the No. 41 overall pick this year, has been excellent. His linemate, Garett Bolles, hasn’t been anywhere near as impressive. And while it hasn’t been as bad in pass protection as the Jets O-line, Denver’s blockers are in need of some serious upgrades.
Enter Iowa tackle Tristan Wirfs, who is easily the No. 2 O-line option behind Andrew Thomas.
Two linemen in the top 10 is a pretty good indication how teams’ struggles up front translate nearly everywhere else on the offensive side of the ball.