No prospect is perfect. Noah Fant is not perfect. He has things he can work on. But what he brings to the table immediately for the Denver Broncos cannot and should not be ignored or diminished.
This kid is an NFL-ready playmaker, and he has been since he was a sophomore in college.
Even if you believe everything PFF’s top draft guy is saying and agree that Fant had 13 drops on 91 catchable targets, it’s unfathomable that you wouldn’t be excited about the fact that he had 19 touchdown catches in that same timeframe as well as an average of 13.2 yards per catch.
I don’t think Fant is a finished product, and that’s a good thing. He has plenty of room to get better. But he’s going to the perfect system fit in the NFL and that’s been evidenced by George Kittle’s rapid development with the San Francisco 49ers.
Tight end can be a tough position to transition to in the NFL but Noah Fant is as much an offensive weapon as he is a traditional tight end. He can be used in a variety of ways to make this Denver Broncos offense better, and I’m so glad Denver went with an offensive playmaker with their top pick.
Scoring points has been the most difficult task for this team over the past four years. Nothing would thrill me more than to see some of Denver’s wasted opportunities on third down and in the red zone turned into golden opportunities because of the presence of this dynamic playmaking tight end.