The Denver Broncos are a team at once both heroic and flawed. Adding Wes Welker to a receiving corps already containing Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker seems to be an express ticket to the post season for the orange and blue. Especially when your quarterback is named Peyton Manning
My favorite team, however, is not without questions. With the oft-injured but productive Willis McGahee gone, the Broncos' most glaring holes are at running back and defensive line. Defensive Back had also been a question after geting torched deep in the Ravens playoff game, but the Broncos shored that up with the addition of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
Rahim Moore may have a pro bowl year from the free safety spot, but it will be because of the threats around him.
Defensive line has been a position that Denver has tried to shore up since the likes of Neil Smith and Trevor Price left town. Robert Ayers may be finally poised to have a great year if Von Miller's suspension is revoked and teams have to account for him, leaving Ayers open to wreak havoc. If Miller's suspension stands, expect Ayers to get either double teamed, or outright handled by some of the leagues better tackles.
This leads us to the true breakout role on the Denver Broncos for 2013 and running back Ronnie Hillman. Hillman is a 2nd year player out of San Diego State and by all accounts out of Broncos' camp, the 20 lbs of added offseason muscle is catapulting Hillman over the top of rookie Montee Ball.
Despite McGahee's spotty production, Denver hasn't had a game changing running back since Tatum Bell, and Terrell Davis before him.
Hillman is a 5'9" 200 lb back whose speed and agility make him perfect for Denver's one cut system. Teams will be keying on Manning and Company in the passing game, but watch out for Ronnie Hillman he might just run his way into Mile High Hearts this season.
On a veteran team, this second year star is poised to be one of the centerpieces of Denver's superbowl or bust philosophy.