The Denver Broncos reportedly agreed to a four-year rookie contract with second round defensive lineman Adam Gotsis out of Georgia Tech…
The Denver Broncos have reportedly signed rookie defensive lineman Adam Gotsis, the team’s second round pick out of Georgia Tech. Mike Klis reports:
The rookie contracts, as we all know, are merely a formality based on draft slot. Gotsis was the 63rd overall pick in this year’s draft, and the Broncos paid him a nice signing bonus.
We recently wrote how Gotsis, while not practicing on the field due to his need to recovery from injury, is working toward earning a starting job on the defensive line in Denver.
The Broncos have confirmed:
I don’t think his situation is exactly similar to that of Derek Wolfe coming out, where the Broncos’ defensive line was an absolute shambles for a number of years, but there is a hole at the spot the Broncos would like Gotsis to fill, and defensive line coach Bill Kollar basically hand-picked this kid.
That says something.
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Perhaps I view Kollar’s opinion in higher regard than most, but I feel like if one of the best defensive line coaches in the league picks a guy that he can’t wait to work with, I’m not going to hesitate to be excited about what he can bring to the table.
Gotsis is the highest drafted Australian born player in the NFL, and his journey to the league has been nothing short of fascinating. Prior to going down with an injury last season, he was enjoying a really good senior season. Many felt like Gotsis was an underrated pick for the Broncos, because plenty of draftniks didn’t have him among their top 100 prospects.
ESPN and NFL Network each applauded the Broncos for the selection, comparing Gotsis to both Derek Wolfe and Malik Jackson in the process. Broncos fans will take another one of either.