Denver Broncos: Offseason pickups who remain a mystery at OTAs
Jared Veldheer, RT
The Broncos traded a sixth-round draft pick to acquire the veteran offensive tackle from the Arizona Cardinals.
The price they paid was modest on paper, but the Broncos are also paying a hefty sum to Veldheer on the last remaining year of his contract.
There’s no doubt about the fact that he’s going to be in the starting lineup come training camp or regular season or whenever we get the chance to see Veldheer in action, but up to this point, he has yet to line up with his teammates on the Broncos’ offensive line in OTAs.
Veldheer has made an impression on Broncos left tackle Garett Bolles, who lauded Veldheer’s teaching ability, so he’s making an impact in that regard.
He’s also proven to be one of the largest human beings in the NFL, listed at 6-foot-8, nearly 325 pounds.
Veldheer hasn’t been a model of consistent health in his time in the NFL, but when he’s healthy, he’s capable of being a dominant pass protector and a road grader in the running game.
The Broncos are hoping they can extract the best out of Veldheer but we need to see what he can do against this team of top-flight pass rushers in practices sooner rather than later.