Broncos’ O-line dips slightly in annual preseason rankings

If the Broncos’ offensive line was porridge, Goldilocks would find it to be just right. While middle of the pack isn’t bad, it’s also not great.

Pro Football Focus rated Denver’s line as the 14th best in the NFL going into the 2020 season — a two-spot drop from the 2019 preseason. PFF projects Denver’s line to consist of left tackle Garett Bolles, left guard Dalton Risner, rookie center Lloyd Cushenberry, right guard Graham Glasgow and right tackle Ja’Wuan James.

“The Broncos were quietly solid up front last season, though things will look much different in 2020 with two starters moving on and right tackle Ja’Wuan James returning after playing only 63 snaps. It wasn’t always pretty at left tackle, where Garett Bolles’ 45 penalties are the most in the league over the last three years,” PFF’s Steve Palazzolo writes.

He adds: “Denver has viable options on four-fifths of the line — even with the question marks involved in starting a rookie center, they should rank near the middle of the pack once again in 2020.”

Indianapolis scored the No. 1 spot on the list. As for the AFC West, the Raiders (No. 11) and Chiefs (No. 12) landed slightly ahead of Denver and far ahead of the Chargers (No. 30). Bringing up the rear are the Dolphins at No. 32.

— Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post

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