According to multiple reports, the Denver Broncos will meet with veteran offensive tackles Dennis Kelly and Bobby Massie sometime next week.
Confirming Broncos will visit next week with right tackles Dennis Kelly, who started 16 games for Titans in 2020, and Bobby Massie, a 7-year starter for Bears and Cardinals. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) May 5, 2021
Dennis Kelly is a 31-year-old NFL veteran who has 10 years of NFL experience under his belt. He’s a 6-8, 321lb offensive lineman who was a 16-game starter for the Tennessee Titans last season and help running back Derrick Henry rush for over 2,000 yards.
According to Pro Football Focus, Dennis Kelly ranked as their 50th best graded offensive tackle this past season. However, he was their 29th best in 2019 and 21st best in 2018. Pro Football Focus gave Kelly an overall grade of 65.9, a pass-blocking grade of 62.1, and a run-blocking grade of 65.1.
He was a solid overall player for the Titans last season. He wasn’t credited with given up any sacks and was only flagged twice for false starts. Of the realistic options, this seems like the best one available for the Broncos.
As for Bobby Massie, he’s a 10-year veteran as well who played for the Chicago Bears last season. He’s listed at 6-6, 312lbs and started 8 games for them last season before suffering a knee injury.
According to Pro Football Focus, Massie was ranked as their 36th best graded offensive tackle in the NFL last season. He had an overall grade of 72.6, a run-blocking grade of 64.7, and a pass-blocking grade of 70.8.
Massie is coming off a knee injury that landed him on the injured reserve and limited him to just 8 games last season. During his 8 games, he gave up a total of 4 sacks during that span.
Of the two, I lean Dennis Kelly, mainly because he isn’t coming off a knee injury. With the injury issues we have had with Ja’Wuan James, give me a reliable 16-game starter who helped pave the way for a 2,000-yard rusher and didn’t allow any sacks.