As we mentioned last night, the draft didn’t exactly fill the needs of every team. The Broncos, for instance, had one of the worst-looking defensive tackle groups in the league and then didn’t add to the position.
Broncos coach John Fox knows it, and plans to address the problem in free agency.
“We haven’t had free agency yet, but there will be that at some point,” Fox said on a conference call with season ticket holders, via the Denver Post. ”That will be the area that we address. It is full of a lot of talented players. . . . It’s not that we didn’t try to acquire a defensive lineman in the draft. The way it fell, we didn’t want to reach for need.”
Fox said he’d also like to address running back and cornerback in free agency. The team especially needs a runner to pair with Knowshon Moreno. He also confirmed the team plans to keep safety Brian Dawkins despite drafting two players at the position.
Teams like the Broncos and Jaguars — who say they will be aggressive getting defensive players in free agency — are probably hoping that the league doesn’t revert to 2010 rules.
That will keep fourth and fifth year players off the market and potentially keep positions like defensive tackle in Denver in big trouble.