Tight end Noah Fant is very happy to have been selected by the Denver Broncos. He wanted to go to Denver all along.
The selection of tight end Noah Fant was the Denver Broncos first of two picks in the first round on Thursday. Fant is excited to have been drafted by the team.
The 20th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Fant said:
"“I remember the Broncos being on the clock, and I wanted to go there so bad.”Noah Fant"
That is not the first time a player has said such a thing about the Denver Broncos. There have been many occasions where free agents say that they always wanted to be a member of the Denver Broncos.
Denver has a history of bringing in some great talent, whether it be in free agency or through the draft. Last season, the team made linebacker Bradley Chubb the fifth overall pick. Chubb eclipsed 10 sacks in his rookie year.
As a first-round pick, it should be expected that Fant will be a starter on the Broncos offense. Last year, the team’s starter was Jeff Heuerman. While Heuerman may still see plenty of time on the field, the Broncos did not draft Fant to be a backup.
Fant said that he wanted to “go to the team that fit me, the team that wanted me, the team that I fit into their scheme.”
It is known that new Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco likes to utilize tight ends. That is something that should be very appealing to Fant. I expect Fant to be a major mismatch for opposing defenses. He ran the 40-yard dash at a blazing 4.5-seconds, which is unreal for a big tight end.
The Broncos are looking for stability at the tight end position. They have not had great success finding a player who can be the top guy for a long period of time since the retirement of Shannon Sharpe.
Fant should be that guy. He has all the tools and will be able to improve on everything during training camp as well as games throughout his career.
With Flacco’s love of including the tight ends in the offense, according to our own Cameron Parker, Fant is a dark horse Offensive Rookie of the Year candidate.
That would be so great!