Denver Broncos: Full 7-round mock draft with trades
The Broncos have Garett Bolles and Ja’Wuan James at the offensive tackle spots and it is likely that those two players will be in the starting lineup when the season begins. But if either of them struggles or develops an injury, both of which are entirely possible, then the team needs to have options to turn to that aren’t Elijah Wilkinson or Jake Rodgers.
Matt Peart is a swing tackle that played and had many starts on both the left and right side in college. Born in Jamaica, Peart and his family moved to New York when he was a small child. His first love was actually basketball and at 6-foot-7, he could have pursued that as well.
The Broncos could select Peart as a backup for either James or Bolles. He could stand to add a bit more weight on his frame but he offers much more athleticism than either Wilkinson or Rodgers.
But there is a lot to like about this developing prospect, particularly in his length. He has the longest arm measurement at the combine and those long arms should give him an advantage at the next level.
His quickness out of his set is also above average. Where Bolles struggles to stay with the elite edge rushers in today’s game, Peart may actually be able to keep up with more of them.
The Broncos will be lucky if they can sustain an offensive line group that has Bolles and James at the tackle spots all season, let alone into the future, so grabbing a promising prospect at that position in the first three rounds would be wise.