Denver Broncos: Grades for entire 2020 rookie class

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Denver Broncos, Netane Muti
Dec 13, 2020; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Denver Broncos guard Netane Muti (52) on the field in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /

Sixth round

Netane Muti

Netane Muti is a player the team likely has high hopes for in the future and there was enough confidence this past season to  give him his first career start.

Muti played in four games this season but got the start in Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers when the team was missing Graham Glasgow. He played quite well in that game.

Injuries prevented Muti from being a higher pick in the draft but when the Broncos got him in the sixth round, it was widely believed the team got a steal if he could stay healthy.

The Broncos have Glasgow and Dalton Risner at guard so the team should be good there for some time, but Muti made some blocks against the Panthers that will make it tough to leave him on the bench.

If he continues to show himself to be that kind of player, the Broncos may look to  get him more involved but at the very least, Muti has what it takes to be the Broncos’ top rotational lineman off the bench.

With all that in mind, there wasn’t much to grade Muti on during hos rookie season, so the optimism surrounding what he could turn into as a player likely drives this grade up.

Grade:  B-