NFL Power Rankings 2020 preseason: Where do LA Rams fall?

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Team 20 – Denver Broncos (7-9)

So many good things have been said about the Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock, they cannot all be true. And that’s what will be sorted out in 2020. Drew Lock was added in round two of the 2019 NFL Draft after the Broncos had signed Ravens veteran quarterback Joe Flacco. The AFC West keeps getting that much better.

2019 summary

The Denver Broncos may be a better team than I am giving them credit for here. But they had a window in 2019 and failed to win half of their games. It will get tougher this year.  The Broncos were so pleased with the play of rookie QB Drew Lock, that he is the unchallenged starter for 2020.

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Players lost

The Denver Broncos said farewell to C Connor McGovern, CB Chris Harris, DE Derek Wolfe, QB Joe Flacco, S Will Parks, RB Devontae Booker, and LS Casey Kreiter. Beyond that, the Broncos roster lost 17 players who have yet to sign with another team.

Players added

The Broncos added OG Graham Glasgow, RB Melvin Gordon, P Sam Martin, TE Nick Vannett, QB Jeff Driskel, as well as rookies WR Jerry Jeudy, WR K.J. Hamler, and C Lloyd Cushenberry,

2020 outlook

A competitive Denver Broncos team in 2019 sought to improve in 2020 and in some ways may have done so. But the defense failed to replace DE Derek Wolfe, and the defensive backfield has some question marks. Of course, all teams have uncertainty in the offseason and the Broncos did move to refill some holes with veterans. Still, you have to wonder if losing a long snapper will be a tough roster spot to fill.