Can the Denver Broncos defensive ends be dominant without Malik Jackson
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As is typical with a team fresh off of a Super Bowl victory, the Broncos lost a few key players in free agency.New York Giants Jerseys Defensive end Malik Jackson was one of these players, and he couldn’t wait to sign a massive deal as soon as free agency started. This left a big hole on the Broncos’ dominant front seven,SGreen Bay Packers Jerseys and filling the void became one of general manager John Elway’s top priorities.
Even after the departures of two impactful defensive ends from last year, the Broncos still have an above average group thanks to the acquisitions of Crick and Gotsis,Carolina Panthers Jerseys along with having five players that will rotate and contribute.
Barring injury or Wolfe playing terribly, this group’s floor shouldn’t be too much lower than a “B-” grade,New England Patriots Jersey with their ceiling being as high as an “A-“ if Crick develops and Gotsis can provide some flashes of a second-round pick.
With all of the talent on this great Broncos defense, the defensive ends don’t need to be fantastic for the defensive to have success.Seahawks Store If they can be just above average, the rest of the defense has an opportunity to do very well.