Denver Broncos: Ranking the top 4 tight ends in the AFC West
3. Jake Butt, Denver Broncos
This is a bit of a projection here, given Butt is coming off of a major knee injury from January 2017, but his talent warrants this type of hype.
Butt was considered a first-round prospect by some prior to his injury against Florida State and fell to the Broncos in the fifth-round where they redshirted him for a season.
Butt is a very good all-around player at the position capable of contending at least for the number two spot on this list by season’s end.
He’s a very reliable receiver in the passing game, capable of making big plays downfield or utilizing his size to shield defenders and make tough catches in the short/intermediate passing game.
He’s a solid blocker who got a lot stronger over the course of the offseason and made some nice plays at Broncos OTAs.
If Butt plays as well as he’s capable of, he’s going to be one of the best tight ends in the NFL, let alone the AFC West.