Video Highlights: Denver Broncos Draft Troy Fumagalli
Tight end is a position of need and given the depth of this class the Denver Broncos decided to draft Troy Fumagalli in the fifth round.
Drafting a tight end in the fifth round should not come as a surprise since the Denver Broncos drafted Jake Butt last year. Butt is underrated athletically, but the Troy Fumagalli fits out wide. Fumagalli is a great prospect at tight end and I am a little shocked he was still on the board. This now becomes the 16th player on the roster representing Big Ten.
Fumagalli comes from the University of Wisconsin and the former Badger makes it priority to try and become a sound tight end. He is known as a receiver, but he does mix it up at times to run block.
Fumagalli is a very zone reader as a tight end. This means he recognizes the soft spots in coverage. Jake Butt is the exact same player in that regard. However, Fumagalli is a better athlete and more mobile. He is the right compliment to play alongside of Jake Butt.
Before the Butt pick last year, this is not the first time the Denver Broncos focused on the Big Ten tight ends. Jeff Heuerman was drafted in the second round. He is talented, but has failed to come away with any sort of production to move up a depth chart.
Maybe it is something in the water in Dove Valley, but the Broncos love the Big Ten and particularly tight ends. Fumagalli is the latest to the mix.
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Fumagallli is just another representation of the value the Denver Broncos had coaching at the Senior Bowl. After watching these highlights, it is conceivable given right development Fumagalli can be a solid tight end with the team in the future.
He is not special, but Fumagalli is sound. Every area he does well due to how receptive he is of the coaching.