Denver Broncos: Grades for entire 2020 rookie class

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Albert Okwuegbunam, Denver Broncos
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 25: Albert Okwuegbunam #85 of the Denver Broncos runs after a fourth quarter catch against the Kansas City Chiefs at Empower Field at Mile High on October 25, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Fourth and fifth rounds

Justin Strnad, LB

Fifth-round pick Justin Strnad was a player many fans were excited to see take the field this season but that chance never came.

As much as any rookie outside the two wide receivers taken early, it seemed that Strnad was drawing a buzz and there was a lot of hype around what he could do on the field. Had the Broncos finally found that disruptive force that could also drop back and cover a tight end?

The answer to that question will have to wait as a wrist injury before the regular season even started landed Strnad on injured reserve.

Grade: I (Incomplete)

Alfred Okwuegbunam, TE

Albert Okwuegbunam’s season ended prematurely due to injury as well, but at least he was able to get on the field.

Okwuegbunam’s connection to Drew Lock seemed apparent in the four games he appeared in this season. The two were college teammates at Missouri and Lock targeted him 15 times in those four games.

For the season, Okwuegbunam caught 11 passes for 121 yards and he scored his first career touchdown. But he tore his ACL in November and fans will have to hope he makes a full recovery in time for next season.

Grade: B-