After trading back in the first round, the Denver Broncos addressed the tight end position with the selection of Noah Fant from Iowa.
The first player the Denver Broncos will be adding via the NFL Draft is now official. The team has added Noah Fant to help the team in the first year of the Vic Fangio era.
Denver originally had the tenth pick in the NFL Draft. However, the team decided to trade back to the 20th pick as they agreed to a deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the last minute.
In order for the Steelers to move up to the tenth pick, they gave Denver the 20th pick, their 2019 Second Round pick (52nd Overall) and a 2020 third round draft pick.
With the 20th pick, the Denver Broncos drafted Noah Fant, the tight end out of the University of Iowa. Denver’s problems at the tight end position are no secret. With Jake Butt being constantly injured as well as Jeff Heuerman and Troy Fumagalli recovering from an injury himself, this move makes all the sense in the word.
While Noah Fant had to fight with T.J. Hockenson for passing targets, he is quite a solid pick especially since the Broncos missed out on Hockenson. Last year, Fant recorded 519 yards receiving and seven touchdowns.
Not bad production for the Broncos. What does this mean for the Broncos? I believe that one of the tight ends on the roster could be in trouble. But that remains to be seen.
The biggest question surrounding this pick is will Denver get a lot of value around the draft picks they selected? They hold two second round picks for tomorrow. There is a solid amount of talent that Denver could pick up in the second round.
They could also choose to package one of the second rounders in a day two trade. It could happen, but we won’t know until after we sleep tonight and await tomorrow.
For now, this is a pretty solid pick. Welcome to Broncos Country Noah Fant!