Projected front five
Garett Bolles, LT: The rookie tackle from Utah progressed quickly in organized team activities and minicamp. “The ultimate issue is knowing what to do and how to do it, but he’s a first-round pick for a reason,” coach Vance Joseph said. “He’s a talent.” Max Garcia, LG: The third year of an NFL player’s career is always a big one. It’s even bigger for Garcia, who takes on a larger role with required flexibility. He may have to switch between right guard and left, and the O-line may use both power and zone. Matt Paradis, C: Paradis played every snap last season with two bad hips, but still graded out as the best center in the NFL by Pro Football Focus. He’s expected to resume onfield work in camp after recovering from surgery. Ron Leary, RG: The Broncos need to better protect their quarterback and jump-start their running game. Having a 6-foot-3, 320-pound experienced guard should help. Menelik Watson, RT: The Broncos see potential in Watson — if he can stay healthy. The Manchester native has limited American football experience, but brings a grit and toughness GM John Elway sought in revamping the O-line. He also brings a 6-5, 315-pound frame.