Denver Broncos mock draft: Falling in love with Drew Lock
There’s a very unique, interesting tool for evaluating NFL Draft prospects physically and athletically called MockDraftable, and it essentially compares prospects through the years and how they tested at their respective Scouting Combines.
So far, no player has physically and athletically profiled more closely with now retired Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski than Josh Oliver.
Oliver, like Lock and Risner before him, fits the profile of what the Denver Broncos targeted in last year’s draft class exactly.
He’s a highly regarded teammate with strong production and four years of playing experience.
Oliver wasn’t a primary player for San Jose State until year three, and he didn’t really take off until year four, but he put a lot of great things on tape this past season.
He’s perhaps the best consolation prize for teams or executives (or draft fanatics like me) who want Noah Fant but go another direction in round one.
Oliver has massive hands, a great catch radius, and runs good routes. The Broncos need a tight end who can, first and foremost stay healthy, but also someone who can split the seam, provide a mismatch in the passing game, and utilize premium athleticism after the catch.
Oliver can do all of those things, and makes three straight offensive selections for the Broncos worthwhile.