Will the Denver Broncos’ defensive line repeat last year’s success in 2018?

Nov 19, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe (95) celebrates his tackle for a loss on Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos return several starters on the defensive line for 2018 as the unit looks to put together another stellar year in the trenches.

Once a weakness against the run in 2016, the Broncos beefed up the line and drastically improved in the middle with Domata Peko being a big part of that resurgence, now graded out at 80.0, according to Pro Football Focus (previously 48.5 before coming to Denver) who had a career year as Denver’s run defense shot towards the top five in many statistical categories, including No. 1 in the league in yards per rushing attempt allowed at 3.3.

For 2018, Denver has added depth. With the signing of Clinton McDonald and the addition of DeMarcus Walker — who moves over from linebacker — on the line with returning starters Derek Wolfe and Adam Gotsis, along with the surprise of the year in Shelby Harris, who the Broncos made sure they kept around for this year.

Discussing the Broncos defensive line is Broncos Blitz podcast host Ronnie Kohrt. Denver’s line is beefy and strong, but Kohrt says there’s an X-factor on the line that could make them even better than last year.

Kohrt also chats about the needed impact on the line and why 2018 could be another strong year up front.

Click here to listen to the full Broncos Blitz podcast with Ronnie Kohrt, including what he had to say about Walker moving to the line,the health of Derek Wolfe and more, or listen to the podcast below.

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