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Vance Joseph wants to squeeze 'more juice' from the Broncos offense


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- **Last month, the Broncos focused on adding power and bulk to their offense, particularly up front.

The next task? Adding "more juice" to the skill positions, which would give the offense an explosiveness it lacked last year when it finished last in the league in plays that gained 20 or more yards.

"Every good offense needs a guy who can take the ball from the [line of scrimmage] and go the distance with it. That's important to have," Joseph said, citing running back and wide receivers as areas that needed additional punch.

The draft is filled with prospects who can help. That list begins with Stanford's Christian McCaffrey and Washington's John Ross at the top of the draft, but goes far deeper.

"From the first round to the fifth or sixth round," Joseph said. "That's not by accident that you find guys like that. It's by purpose. You have to have an idea what it looks like and go find those guys, because they won't fall to you. You've got to go find those guys and draft them."

Some of the answers could already exist on the roster. At the NFL Annual Meeting in Phoenix two weeks ago, Joseph discussed using wide receiver Demaryius Thomas in different ways, including in the slot and on screen passes, to create more opportunities and maximize his explosive potential.

Fellow 1,000-yard wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders could also be moved around to create some opportunities.

"Absolutely. We've got those two guys, and probably two or three more guys we can use differently to create more juice," Joseph said.

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