Denver Broncos: Analyzing the impact of each draft pick
Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
There was plenty of buzz surrounding the Denver Broncos and a lot of potential targets at pick 10, but the team saw an opportunity to trade with Pittsburgh Steelers. Interestingly enough the Steelers drafted Devin Bush with their selection. Bush was heavily linked as an option for the Broncos. The Broncos took the place of the Steelers with the 20th selection.
Denver stepped up and decided on Noah Fant. The quarterback Denver had interest in was not taken either. However, seeing as how the tight end position has lacked in previous years, it became a no brainer. Fant adds a dynamic presence like Evan Engram and Travis Kelce. The tight end position needs consistency and for the longest time, it has been missing exactly that.
This is one of the reasons TJ Hockenson was high on my board. Both Fant and Hockenson are close to the perfect tight end.
Fant is nowhere near the blocking tight end Hockenson is coming out. However, he shows the willingness to be a capable blocker and someone that is fast after the catch. Seeing the impact fellow Iowa Hawkeyes tight end George Kittle had in San Francisco, Fant will see early success this season and often.
Look for his production to last a long time with Flacco as he needs that reliable source at tight end.