Denver Broncos: Ranking team’s in-house options at right tackle
The Denver Broncos have some decisions to make regarding the right tackle position.
Many saw this as a big need entering the 2021 NFL Draft, but general manager George Paton chose not to draft an offensive tackle, instead showing faith in Ja’Wuan James.
That would have been a questionable call no matter what happened, but when James went down with a season-ending injury directly after the draft, it looks like a terrible choice.
Now, the Broncos are faced with what to do at that spot.
There are several options in free agency and some of those already have visits scheduled with the team. There is also the idea of making a trade for another tackle.
It’s likely that the Broncos will look for help outside the organization. Here, we will take a look at the options the team currently has on the roster.
This list will help fans get to know about the options the team has in front of them and perhaps, how bad those options truly are.
4. Drew Himmelman
Himmelman was featured in the most recent edition of the undrafted free agent spotlight, which helped detail this man’s immense size at 6-foot-9 and 320 pounds.
However, the rookie free agent is a long-term developmental project at best. He is quite athletic for his size, but he has his work cut out for him if he is ever going to make football a career.
Himmelman never went against great competition playing at Illinois State and whether or not he can handle the speed off the edge that he will see at the professional level is a legitimate question.
He might be able to hang around as a practice squad guy who could be an emergency rotational player at some point but as things currently stand, that is probably his ceiling.