#Broncos OL Matt Paradis is PFF's top-graded center of week 1. Had "one of the most monstrous performances" they've seen at the position.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) September 12, 2016
Pro Football Focus had high praise for Paradis after his dominant performance against the Carolina Panthers interior defense which is one of, if not the best in the league.
One of the most monstrous performances we have seen from a center, Paradis had a perfect game in pass protection for Denver against a tough Carolina front, and was also dominant in the run game.
Paradis earned the highest grade of all the Broncos offensive players from Thursday Night's game with an 89.4 overall grade.
Matt Paradis had one of the highest graded games I've ever analyzed for a Center. Wasn't losing blocks— Mike Renner (@PFF_Mike) September 9, 2016
The Broncos offensive line was an area of concern heading into week one, but they were downright dominant against the Carolina Panthers front seven. Denver Broncos Head Coach Gary Kubiak came away encouraged with their performance against the Panthers.
"I’m encouraged, that’s the biggest thing. I told them today, I’m encouraged of what we can be. I was very encouraged by our tackle play. I thought Michael Schofield getting his first start at guard—which he earned—played well. Matt Paradis ran the group. We faced a lot of fronts, a lot of different looks and Matt really handled the group really well so I think it’s encouraging with the direction we’re heading and possibly getting Ty back this week to become a part of that."
Matt Paradis and the Broncos offensive line was a big reason why the Broncos won week one. Running back C.J. Anderson ran the ball 20 times for 92 yards and 2 touchdowns, fullback Andy Janovich had a long touchdown run, and they protected quarterback Trevor Siemian rather well.
It looks like the Broncos offensive line is a strength for the Denver Broncos once again and it all starts in the middle with Matt Paradis.