One thing that has been discussed amongst fans this offseason is whether or not Orlando Franklin should move from right tackle to left guard to replace Zane Beadles. Well today Franklin tweeted out that he is at least learning the position, and will be giving it a shot this offseason. No official announcement has been made as of yet.
Left guard, excited to learn and improve this offseason. I will give it my all— Orlando Franklin (@OFranklin74) April 21, 2014
Franklin who stands at 6'7, 320lbs would give the Broncos a big presence in the interior of their offensive line, and a boost in run blocking. Franklin does have some experience at Left Guard in his college days, and many thought he'd be best suited playing guard in the NFL when he was coming out of college.
If Franklin is indeed moving to left guard, the big question is who plays Right Tackle now? The current favorite appears to be Chris Clark who did a good job replacing Ryan Clady last season. The Broncos did sign Winston Justice to compete for a roster spot, and a dark horse for the job is last years 6th round selection Vinston Painter.
Also the Broncos could look to the 2014 NFL Draft to add some more depth/competition to the Right Tackle position. A few names to keep an eye on are Cyrus Kouandjio, Morgan Moses, Antonio Richardson, and Cameron Fleming.
What do you guys think about the position change? Should the Broncos kept Franklin at Right Tackle, or are you happy with him moving inside to Left Guard?