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Pro Football Focus ranks the Denver Broncos roster the 25th best in the NFL

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Despite all of the offseason moves the Denver Broncos made to improve, Pro Football Focus isn’t buying it.

The Denver Broncos seem to have gotten better, but a recent ranking by Pro Football Focus in an ESPN Insider piece put them as the 25th best starting cast in the NFL heading into the 2018 regular season.

Offense

Pos. Player Grade
Pos. Player Grade
QB Case Keenum 85.3
HB Devontae Booker 72.9
TE Jeff Heuerman 73.6
TE Jake Butt N/A
WR Demaryius Thomas 75.3
WR Courtland Sutton N/A
WR Emmanuel Sanders 70.7
LT Garett Bolles 68.8
LG Ron Leary 81.2
C Matt Paradis 75.2
RG Connor McGovern 40.2
RT Jared Veldheer 54.3

Defense

Pos. Player Grade
Pos. Player Grade
DE Derek Wolfe 78
NT Domata Peko Sr. 80
DE Adam Gotsis 77.1
ILB Todd Davis 77.1
OLB Von Miller 95
OLB Bradley Chubb N/A
ILB Brandon Marshall 54.6
CB Chris Harris Jr. 83.5
CB Tramaine Brock 45.3
CB Bradley Roby 84
FS Darian Stewart 70.3
SS Su'a Cravens N/A

The problem I personally found with their analysis is that it was all based on grades from just the 2017 season. Add that to plenty of N/A grades and perhaps PFF is unable to accurately gauge the strength of the Broncos roster heading into this new season.

Given that, maybe its good for this team to be heavy underdogs. They seem to play well under that mantra.

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