Pro­jected front five

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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.

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