Original 95th overall pick: Defensive Lineman McTelvin Agim, University of Arkansas
Re-do 95th overall pick: Center Tyler Biadasz, University of Wisconsin
Agim was pretty much an unknown last year. While he certainly could come into 2021 and be a solid rotational piece, this pick never really moved the needle for me. Personally, I like day two draft picks to be solid contributors to the roster, and I’m not sure Agim ever becomes that.
Heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, it was no secret the Broncos needed to address the center position, which they did, but was Cushenberry the right option?
There were rumors about the Denver Broncos’ interest in the now Atlanta Falcon, Matt Hennessy, but he would have been gone by this point as he was taken with the 78th overall pick. That being said, Biadasz ended up having the better rookie campaign out of the three underwhelming rookies.
Cushenberry had a major problem in attempts of being an anchor and would find himself in the quarterback’s lap way too often. Interior pressure is dreadful for a quarterback as this eliminates any ability to step up into the pocket and gives pass-rushers a direct angle to the quarterback.
In my honest opinion, I didn’t come away thoroughly impressed with any of the centers in this class, but the position needed to be addressed regardless. Biadasz would be serviceable enough until the Broncos could look for an upgrade as a starter, but wouldn’t be someone I would get excited about.