Denver Broncos: Early 53-man roster and depth chart predictions

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Denver Broncos, Dalton Risner
DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 29: Denver Broncos offensive players, including Courtland Sutton #14, Dalton Risner #66, Drew Lock #3, and Austin Schlottmann #71 prepare to go onto the field to play against the Oakland Raiders during a game at Empower Field at Mile High on December 29, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Offensive line (9, 27/53)


  • 1. Ja’Wuan James (RT)
  • 2. Garett Bolles (LT)
  • 3. Elijah Wilkinson


  • 1. Graham Glasgow (RG)
  • 2. Dalton Risner (LG)
  • 3. Netane Muti (rookie)
  • 4. Austin Schlottmann


  • 1. Lloyd Cushenberry (rookie)
  • 2. Patrick Morris

With the Broncos not picking up Garett Bolles’ fifth-year contract option, his immediate future with the team has been called into question with veterans like Jason Peters and Kelvin Beachum still available in free agency.

At this point in time, however, Bolles’ spot on the roster appears safe and he’s poised to compete with Elijah Wilkinson for the starting left tackle job this summer in Denver.

With Ja’Wuan James expected back and healthy in 2020, the Broncos have established a starting five of players up front with an interior group of Dalton Risner (LG), Lloyd Cushenberry (C), and Graham Glasgow (RG).

Behind that starting five is anyone’s guess at this point, but the Broncos have a pair of former TCU teammates in Austin Schlottmann and Patrick Morris with guard/center versatility who stand a good chance.

Rookie sixth-round pick Netane Muti also could make the roster if he’s healthy, otherwise he’s a definitely PUP or IR option for year one.

The Broncos also like young tackle Calvin Anderson, so don’t be surprised if he sneaks his way onto the roster in 2020.