Denver Broncos: Mid-season 2016 Draft Grades

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Oct 2, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus (8) is congratulated by punter Riley Dixon (9) after he made a field goal against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 2, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA;  punter Riley Dixon (9)  Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Round Seven: P Riley Dixon

Grade: B

Any time you can find a starter in the seventh round it’s a good selection even if it’s a punter. Dixon showed enough in the pre-season for the Broncos to cut long time punter Britton Colquitt. Dixon in the regular season has seen an up and down performance. Even with the growing pains, Dixon has showed promise.

He had his defining moment this week against the Chargers. Punting out of the endzone Dixon blasted a 68 yard punt to back up the chargers offense. It is rare that a punt is the play of the game, but Dixon may have accomplished the feat.

Hopefully, the key punt will boost his confidence and allow for more consistent play for the young punter.

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