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Projected 2014 starters: Denver Broncos

Around The League predicts the Week 1 starting lineups for all 32 teams, analyzing the potential impact of each rookie class. Click here for the complete series breakdown.

Denver Broncos Projected 2014 Starters
Offense
Defense
QB
DE
RB
DT
WR1
DT
WR2
DE
WR3
SLB
TE1
WLB
LT
CB1
LG
CB2
C
CB3
RG
SS
RT
FS

» The Broncos' offense might only have six Super Bowl starters in the same spot as they were on that fateful night in New Jersey, but the group doesn't look any worse overall.

» Montee Ball will replace Knowshon Moreno as the starting running back. While that trade-off works, we'd be a little worried about who will replace Ball as an impactful backup. Denver's decision to bypass the position in free agency and the draft shows a lot of faith in Ball. (And Ronnie Hillman.)

» Changes on the offensive line should be for the better. Ryan Clady returns to left tackle. His surprisingly effective replacement Chris Clark now should upgrade right tackle, with Super Bowl struggler Orlando Franklin moving to guard.

» The loss of Eric Decker shouldn't be that impactful. Emmanuel Sanders should replace much of Decker's production, and rookie second-round pick Cody Latimer will be a very talented No. 4 receiver. This should remain the highest-scoring offense in the league.

» First-round pick Bradley Roby is a gifted cornerback that will take Champ Bailey's spot in the lineup. The offseason additions of DeMarcus Ware and T.J. Ward, plus a return to health for underrated cornerback Chris Harris, makes this a vastly improved starting group. They are clearly the AFC favorites for the Super Bowl.

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