Denver Broncos: Predictions for the 2021 Tight End Room

Denver Broncos TE #87 Noah Fant. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos TE #87 Noah Fant. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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Shaun Beyer, Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos, Shaun Beyer. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

4. Shaun Beyer

Luckily for the former Iowa Hawkeye, the fourth spot in the Denver Broncos tight end room is up for grabs. Another thing that benefits Shaun Beyer and his ability to crack the 53-man roster is his skill set.

Coming in and being a contributor for the special teams unit is important for rookies, ask now Hall of Famer, Terrell Davis. Sure, it would be fun if every single player was known for their flashiness, but that just isn’t how it shakes out.

There are roles and needs that need to be filled on every NFL roster, an in-line tight end is one of them for the Denver Broncos. Beyer fits that mold effortlessly.

Blocking, having sure hands, and contributing in any way possible is what will earn you a fourth roster spot on a team in the NFL. Beyer certainly wasn’t dropping jaws with his basic, chip and release into the flat arsenal, but he is reliable.

It would also be in the Broncos’ best interest to skim the remainder of the free-agent tight end pool. Trey Burton, former Chicago Bear, is someone the current Broncos’ head coach, Vic Fangio, is familiar with. Jesse James, former Detroit Lion, and Pittsburgh Steeler is another veteran option that is still floating around the market.

Having another veteran option of this team behind Noah Fant and second-year pro, Albert Okwuegbunam would be a wise insurance policy to invest in.

However, if first-year GM George Paton trusts this quadrant of tight ends, then I’m a Beyer in Shaun until proven otherwise.