Originally posted on BroncoTalk  |  Last updated 9/3/12

Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looses the ball against Elvis Dumervil #92 of the Denver Broncos during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 8, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

If depth was a concern for the offensive line, it is exactly the opposite for the defensive line. It’s amazing how quickly things can change year to year. Remember when we all freaked out when the Denver Broncos didn’t pick any of those “first round” defensive tackles back in April? Well, judging by the final depth chart, the team is already pretty well stacked at the position. We’ll get to that with the next post, for now, we have a couple of stud’s bookending that line.

Elvis Dumervil

Aside from Terrell Davis, Elvis Dumervil might be the best drafted player Mike Shanahan ever selected. The guy has one of the best motors in the league, which is a must considering he is undersized and overmatched in most situations. The addition of Von Miller has only made Dumervil better and this defense should be one of the best pass rushing teams in the league. (Profile) 

Derek Wolfe

The addition of Derek Wolfe will give the Broncos some inside pass rush ability that they haven’t really had since Trevor Pryce. Those he is listed as the starting left defensive end, he will likely be inside of Von Miller on many downs. The three headed monster will be a pleasure to watch. Orange Crush is back baby! (Profile)

Robert Ayers

Likely a first round bust, Robert Ayers is still a solid football player and excellent to have around for depth. Sure he makes too much money for his role, but that doesn’t mean he can’t help the Broncos win football games. Overall, the Broncos have exactly what they need at the defensive end position, both in terms of starters and in depth. (Profile)

BT Projected Starters: Elvis Dumervil, Derek Wolfe

What do you think of the Broncos defensive end situation?  Let Broncos Country know in the comments section below. Go Broncos!


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