KOA Broncos Insider, Brandon Krisztal joined Ryan Edwards and Benjamin Allbright on Broncos Country Tonight to talk about the Broncos move to acquire AJ Bouye and how it gives Denver flexibility not only in the draft, but in the upcoming free agency market, in case prices start to get way out of hand for top corners, or Denver wasn’t able to for sure get one, this was a great way to ensure they would be covered at a key position.
Great breakdown with @redwardsradio & @AllbrightNFL!— Brandon Krisztal (@BKDenverSports) March 2, 2020
3 @broncos takeaways
-I don’t believe they’ll draft OL at 15
-a number of coaches & personnel folks that Chris Harris has worked with would like his services, but price may limit his options
-Denver wants McGovern back https://t.co/Sjn2HaRjgG
One of the other interesting tidbits Krisztal brought up is that from talking to folks at the combine he is pretty sure that Denver won’t go offensive line at #15 in the draft. They could look to reinforce there early in the draft, but he thinks it’s very unlikely it happens at #15.
Some of that is because Denver is expected to place a 2nd round tender on Elijah Wilkinson, bringing him back to presumably start at right guard. The other nugget BK dropped was that, while things have been pretty quiet on the Connor McGovern front, Denver is still potentially interested in bringing him back.
Kristzal divulged that new Broncos Vice President of Football Administration Rich Hurtado met with agent Tom Condon while at the combine. Condon represents Drew Lock, but also represents Connor McGovern. While he clarifies that the two couldn’t talk numbers due to league rules, they can still at least have conversations expressing interest in bringing him back.
When asked at the end of the season about McGovern, Fangio seemed to be pleased with how he played in his first full year at the position.
“I think he did fine,” Fangio said. “He did—the center has to quarterback the O-line with a lot of calls. He handles that job well. Then you have to be able to block too. I think overall he’s had a good season.”
We’ll continue to see how this plays out, but it could be interesting to see Denver attempt to keep together the majority of the offensive line from last year, as they have not had much continuity at that position group in years, and that’s one of the groups that need it most.
Should Denver bring Connor McGovern back?
This poll is closed
Yes, continuity is important for this Oline
I think we can upgrade elsewhere