John Elway and the Denver Broncos have had a very productive offseason when it comes to building an offensive powerhouse to compete with AFC West rival and current defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Everyone seems to be talking about the 2020 NFL Draft and the addition of two young electric wide receivers in Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler, but an underrated improvement has come via free agency and draft along the interior of the offensive line.
They picked up Lloyd Cushenberry in the third round, but in free agency they signed former Detroit Lions center/guard Graham Glasgow to four-year deal. By getting Cushenberry at center, Glasgow can now focus on his original position at guard opposite second-year starter Dalton Risner.
Joe Marino of The Draft Network ranked his top five offensive guard combos in the NFL in 2020 and the Broncos slid in at number five.
5. Denver Broncos: Dalton Risner and Graham Glasgow
Dalton Risner, a Day 1 starter for the Broncos, claimed the left guard job and was outstanding. He did not allow a sack in 15 of 16 games and was flashy as a run blocker. He should take a big step forward under the direction of offensive line coach Mike Munchak in his sophomore season.
Graham Glasgow recently joined the Broncos on a four-year, $44 million contract after a standout run with the Lions.
With the addition of Melvin Gordon, the Broncos now have some potential to open up inside rushing lanes for him, especially in goal line situations. Phillip Lindsay is still a threat inside, but there could be more open space for him to make some plays outside too. Overall, the Broncos are just about finished remaking their entire offense and they already look like a fun team to watch this season.