There’s no question that the Broncos have to get younger on their interior defensive line. Justin Bannan and Kevin Vickerson both will be unrestricted free agents and Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio spent time with Knighton in Jacksonville, so there’s an obvious connection to be made here.
Knighton, 26, put together a respectable season for the Jaguars in 2012. He offers great size and should some ability to provide pressure up the middle. He also figures to be a decent value on the open market.
We have Knighton currently listed as the No. 72 best available player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.