2016 NFL Draft: The Denver Broncos selected Georgia Tech DL Adam Gotsis to fortify their defensive line….
The Denver Broncos used the 63rd pick in the 2016 NFL Draft on Georgia Tech defensive lineman Adam Gotsis. This was a bit of a surprise pick to all of us, but instantly on the ESPN broadcast, the analysts were gushing over him and talking about how NFL clubs were hoping to steal him in the third round.
John Elway knows.
All kidding aside, this is a fun draft pick because the Broncos are getting a little bit nastier on the defensive line. I’m going to do some serious digging on Gotsis, because he wasn’t part of my pre-draft scouting group, but from what the scouts on ESPN were saying, this could wind up being an excellent pick.
Todd McShay said when he was watching his tape from Georgia Tech, he reminded him of Malik Jackson.
That’s exciting, because we just lost Malik Jackson.
Here’s what NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein said about Gotsis…
“Three-year starter and team captain who came over from Australia and became an immediate factor for the Georgia Tech defense. Gotsis is strong and gritty and may have some value in both 3-4 and 4-3 fronts. Gotsis is on schedule to play next season provided his medicals check out at the combine. As a two-down player likely to come out on passing downs, there is a ceiling on his draft value, but he should be a solid backup with eventual starter potential.”
It’s not a flashy pick for the Broncos, but we knew they wouldn’t wait long to address the defensive line. As the second day of the draft progresses, they are expected to target either RB, OL, or S.