Updated: May 29
The Denver Broncos finished last season with a 7-9 record. With rookie QB Drew Lock, the team went 4-1 down the stretch and looked very promising. Lock, drafted in the second round from Missouri, finished with 7 TDs and 3 INTs with a 64.1 completion% and a 89.7 QBR. Many believe Lock can be the franchise quarterback for the Broncos in years to come.
The strongest phase of this team is their elite weapons. Cortland Sutton, WR from SMU had a breakout season last year tallying 72 RECs for 1,112 yards and 6 scores. Look for him to have another WR1 type season.
Denver also selected Star Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy 15th overall this past draft. He was the consensus number 1 receiver in this years class, although, Henry Ruggs III was selected ahead of him.
The team also added another WR in the second round, added speedy WR from Penn State KJ Hamler. He should be the teams slot receiver this upcoming year.
The Tight End position is another highly promising unit, former first round pick Noah Fant, slowly improved as the year went on. He should see a big increase in production with more weapons around him.
Denver's defense is also a relatively strong unit. They still have franchise pass rusher Von Miller, who is still one of the most productive OLB's in the league today.
Alongside Miller is young star LB Bradley Chubb, who got hurt early last season, but if healthy, he can be a force along with Miller.
One of the most underrated players on this roster is FS Justin Simmons. Simmons had an all-pro type season for Denver, and with the addition of Corner AJ Bouye, Simmons could see more opportunities.
Overall, the Denver Broncos have a serious, young and potentially lethal lineup for 2020, and they could be in the mix for that 7th playoff spot.