Heading into training camp, the 2012 Denver Broncos have high expectations.
With Peyton Manning now in the fold, the Broncos could be as good as Manning's health allows them to be.
When Manning was in Indianapolis, the Colts made it to the postseason nine consecutive times, consistently won 12 or more games and were always a threat to win the Super Bowl.
The Broncos made sure to somewhat revamp their roster during the offseason, adding key pieces such as cornerback Tracy Porter, wide receiver Andre Caldwell and tight ends Joel Dreessen and Jacob Tamme.
In 2011, the Broncos had an offense, led by Tim Tebow and Willis McGahee, that dominated opposing defenses, which led to the Broncos leading the league in rushing. The Broncos have an offensive line that will be entering their second season together as a unit, alongside a receiving core that features two bright young talents: DeMaryius Thomas and Eric Decker.
The defense had its bright spots, but generally they were an inconsistent group. On five different occasions, the defense gave up 40 or more points.
It will be up to the 2012 defense to provide a more consistent showing in order for this team to reach the expectations that are in place for it heading into the season.
Here are the report cards for every positional unit on the roster heading into training camp.