What makes Noah Fant such a great first-round pick for the Denver Broncos? We take an in-depth look at the prospect and what makes him special.
Noah Fant told the media the day after he was drafted by the Denver Broncos that the reason he decided to play football at the University of Iowa (over any other school he could have gone to) is, “…for this reason right now. I wanted to be in the NFL as a tight end, and Iowa does a great job of making well-rounded tight ends that are ready for the NFL. The whole plan worked out and I was very excited to go to Iowa and that was definitely the best place for me.”
The Iowa Hawkeyes football program isn’t a perennial National Championship contender but Kirk Ferentz consistently develops young, underrated high school kids into big-time NFL athletes.
Noah Fant may be his most talented guy yet, and that’s saying something.
Even though TJ Hockenson went 8th overall to the Detroit Lions and former Hawkeye George Kittle looks like a top three tight end in the NFL, Fant has a truly unique combination of size, speed, explosiveness, and production.
Fant is undeniably an incredible athletic specimen, but what makes him the right pick for the Denver Broncos. Having had some time to digest the pick, re-watch some of his games at Iowa, and look even more closely at what he brings to the table, here are a few reasons I absolutely love this selection.