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Published on 09/03/2012 at Mon Sep 03 14:00.
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Elvis Dumervil

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!

  • Jim_Jebow

    So can Hunter come back now after he heals?

  • Tim Lynch

    Isn’t he on IR?

  • http://twitter.com/Bombnugs Brandon

    I think the new cba rules state that you can have one player come off IR after week 6 (not positively sure about the week). So that mean either Beal or Hunter would be able to return if healthy enough.

  • Tim Lynch

    I thought that was the PUP list, but once you are on IR its permanent.

  • http://Twitter.com/Jon_BT Jon

    Brandon may be right, I remember hearing about that. I’m not sure if it goes into effect for the 2012 season, though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ahmad.washington Ahmad Washington

    Elway and Fox are drafting some damn good players. 3 starters from last draft and I was impressed with I saw in Wolfe and Jackson!

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.bencomo.50 David Bencomo

    Yeah, from what I read one player on IR can come back on week 6 with the new CBA rules. Hunter should be back in time for the second half of the season :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/originalninja Joey Baldwin

    I’m not sure but I think the new IR rule only affects players that go in IR after the rule if they went on before the rule they are out for the season… I remember hearing something like that before because another team placed a player know IR the day before and they stated he was done for the season and if they had waited til the next day he would be available during the season.