6’5″ 255 pounds (25 years old)
Jeff Heuerman is officially the ‘veteran’ of the tight end group with Virgil Green off to the Los Angeles Chargers.
He leads all players at his position with 18 career receptions as we mentioned in the introduction.
Heuerman has shown flashes in his two healthy seasons with the team, including a very nice touchdown catch against the Indianapolis Colts in last year’s Thursday Night Football matchup.
Heuerman’s talent has not yet translated to on-field production on a consistent basis. He was graded by Pro Football Focus as one of the team’s top run blockers overall in 2017, and one of the best run blocking tight ends in the NFL, but that doesn’t get noticed as much when you aren’t making a ton of plays in the passing game along with it.
The overall package with Heuerman is pretty much what you would draw up for an NFL tight end. He’s 6-foot-5, 265 pounds with great speed for his size and obviously plenty of strength.
He seems like a pretty natural playmaker in the passing game but the Broncos’ quarterback play has been so bad, it’s been difficult to evaluate Heuerman.
It’s obviously been a limited sample size, but Heuerman has averaged nearly 16 yards per catch so far in his NFL career. He’s obviously a very capable big-play threat in the passing game and the Broncos would be wise to get him more involved now in a contract year.