McTelvin Agim is the next man up with Dre’Mont Jones down
McTelvin Agim will get his shot with Dre’Mont Jones injured.
The Denver Broncos are, unfortunately, all too familiar with the ‘next man up’ mentality. It’s not that it’s a bad thing for players lower on the depth chart to be ready, it’s just difficult to see so many star players or starting players go down early with bad injuries.
One of the players who is going to miss some time is second-year defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones, a player the Broncos expected to make a substantial leap in year two.
Jones will be out for at least 4-6 weeks, and that timetable is going to provide fellow former third-round pick McTelvin Agim with a chance to be the next next man up.
Agim is set for plenty of playing time given the fact that the Broncos are also likely going to be without fellow backup DeMarcus Walker for a couple of weeks with a calf injury.
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So what does Agim bring to the table?
He ran a 4.99 at the Scouting Combine at over 300 pounds, which is a remarkable feat for any player, but his calling card has always been pure hustle and effort.
Agim has positional versatility on the defensive line as a defensive tackle who was converted from defensive end, but because the Denver Broncos play so many different looks up front, Agim should be able to line up inside at tackle or outside at end depending on what the situation calls for.
It’s clear that Jurrell Casey, Shelby Harris, and Mike Purcell are going to be in for some additional work with Walker and Jones having to sit out for a bit, but Agim’s role isn’t likely to be limited considering both of those players currently can’t go.
In four seasons at Arkansas, Agim had 31.5 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks along with six forced fumbles.
He’s a high effort type of player who will hopefully be able to come in and give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offensive line (and quarterback Tom Brady) some fits.