Klis: Broncos roster will look very different in 2015

For all of John Elway's talk about liking the roster he put together last year, it appears it's up for another significant overhaul. This shouldn't really be much of a surprise, as there's a new head coach and new (old) schemes on both offense and defense.

Also, there are lots of pending free agents, and it would be something of a shock if the Broncos were to re-sign a significant portion of them, reports Mike Klis. Per Klis, starters Orlando Franklin, Julius Thomas, Terrance Knighton, and Rahim Moore are likely all headed out of town, unless Moore is willing to stay for less cash than he might get elsewhere.

Additionally, Klis says there's a good chance Denver goes younger at center than Will Montgomery - who recently turned 32 - but re-signs Virgil Green. Virgil's abilities to catch, block, and work as a fullback would seem to make sense in Gary Kubiak's offense.

Klis adds that right tackle is the most obvious direction for the Broncos to turn with their pick at #28; earlier in the week, they met with tackle prospects Ty Sambrailo (Colorado State), Jeremiah Poutasi (Utah), and La’el Collins (LSU) at the combine.

Among other line prospects, Jeff Legwold thinks the Duke connection between Peyton Manning and David Cutcliffe could draw Denver toward guard Laken Tomlinson, with speedy tackle Ali Marpet (Hobart) another option.

FWIW, PFF ranks Franklin second among free agent guards, and Montgomery fourth among centers.

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