Virgil Green puts blocking before everything else. (Cathleen Allison/AP Photo)

Virgil Green Putting Best Foot Forward To Crack Team’s Final Roster


It’s always good to have options, and the Broncos have six of them at tight end. All big bodies, these tight ends undoubtedly need good hands, but they also need to be great blockers in John Fox’s run-heavy offensive scheme.

Getting introduced to the role that these tight ends will play isn’t easy, particularly for a rookie who was selected in the 7th round of the draft.

Virgil Green has spent 3 weeks in the NFL and he already knows what he needs to do to make the team.

“I’m trying to be real physical in the run game so I can stick out,” Green said.

The 6’5” 252 lb. tight end might just be a perfect fit for Fox’s system if he can bring his already highly touted blocking skills to this Broncos offense.

“I think blocking is something that I’m real good at coming from Nevada where we ran the ball a lot,” Green said. “I take pride in my blocking and getting people into the endzone.”

The Broncos have Daniel Fells, Richard Quinn, Dan Gronkowski, Dante Rosario, and Julius Thomas all competing for a spot on the Broncos roster. Green says that while it’s competitive out on the field, all of the tight ends try to make each other look good, and they’re friends in the locker room.

As for his first summer camp experience in the NFL, Green says he fell into the right situation.

“I’m enjoying camp and the NFL. I love Coach Fox and what he’s doing here. I’m excited to see where my career takes me.”

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