2012 NFL Offseason Needs: Denver Broncos

Tebow this, Tebow that. It was all Tim Tebow all the time in Denver last season. The media frenzy the left-handed signal caller created made for a compelling story. His ability to pull out games in the final minutes was unprecedented, and the Broncos owe a lot of their success this season to No. 15.

Denver's defense, meanwhile, deserves just as much of the credit. John Fox and company turned one of the most porous defenses in the league into a team strength this season. The Broncos' magical run to the second round of the playoffs can be credited to the defense as much as Tebow.

But make no mistake, this team is still rebuilding. Denver's division championship masked the fact that there are still holes on this roster. Let's take a look at some.

Offense:

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Interior Offensive Line: Both Zane Beadles and J.D. Walton were subpar on the offensive line this season for the Denver Broncos. They are still young and could develop in time, but the Broncos need to plug those holes on this line to better protect Tim Tebow.

Wide Receiver: Beyond Demaryius Thomas, the Denver Broncos lack depth at wide receiver. Eric Decker is a capable third option, and Eddie Royal is a free agent. Neither is a serviceable No. 2 target.

Running Back Depth: Willis McGahee is running on fumes, while Knowshon Moreno has been a big disappointment, piling up injuries year after year. Denver needs to inject some life into its backfield.

Quarterback Depth: Do I think Tim Tebow is the longterm answer at quarterback for the Denver Broncos? No, I don't. He is an inconsistent passer, and his mechanics are still flawed. But after what he did last season, the chosen one earned the right to start next season, without a doubt. That doesn't mean the Broncos won't bring in another quarterback, though. There is currently nothing behind Tebow on the depth chart with Brady Quinn heading to free agency.

Defense:

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Inside Linebacker: Joe Mays is one of the worst middle linebackers in the entire league. He must be replaced.

Defensive Tackle: The Broncos struggled to generate much of a pass rush up the middle last season. They have a pair of run stuffers at defensive tackle, but could use a more athletic pass rusher inside.

Secondary: A neck injury could force Brian Dawkins to retire, and Champ Bailey and Andre Goodman are approaching that stage as well. The Broncos need to add some youth to their aging secondary. Father time can sneak up on a team quickly.

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