You don't have to be a football rocket scientist to deduce that the most glaring roster weakness Denver has is left tackle. GM John Elway has assured the fans that he is not done trying to bolster the position, and there's a good chance it could come from the 2017 NFL Draft.
The Broncos met with many offensive line prospects at the NFL Scouting Combine, including Garett Bolles, but they're going to bring in Utah's fearsome left tackle for a longer look at the team facility.
Bolles earned first-team All Pac-12 honors as a junior in 2016 — his only full season as a starer in Division I college football. Although he is older (24, soon to be 25) and is relatively inexperienced, his performance at the Combine caused the 32 NFL teams to do a double-take. Bolles was a top performer in four areas.
40-Yard Dash: 4.95 seconds
Broad Jump: 115 inches
3-Cone Drill: 7.29 seconds
20-Yard Shuttle: 4.55 seconds.
At 6-foot-5 and 297 pounds, Bolles plays with an edge and a mean-streak that fits with what the Denver Broncos are looking for in their re-tooled O-line. Bolles does have a tumultuous past, but he assured scouts in Indianapolis that that was the "old Garett" and that the "new Garett" is a changed man.
He credits his 180 to the straight and narrow to serving an LDS mission in Colorado Springs, and getting married to the love of his life. Bolles and his wife have a new son and the big trenchman seems truly resolved to the changes he's made and maximizing his opportunity to build a career in the NFL.
The Broncos hold the 20th pick in the first round and Bolles is absolutely in play there. Denver visited with Alabama's Cam Robinson last week. And head coach Vance Joseph recently admitted that Denver is looking at "a couple" guys in the draft they believe could start day one.
According to Scout's Mock Draft Muncher, Bolles' average draft position in mock drafts around the web is at 25.48. The Muncher takes all of the most recent mock drafts from the most reputable and expert draft sites around the web, and averages out each player's average draft position.
There's a good chance Bolles will be available at pick 20, unless another team falls in love with him and pulls the trigger earlier. All it takes is one team.
Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.