Denver Broncos: Full Seven-Round Mock Draft
Denver Broncos mock draft pick 96: Tyler Smith, Offensive Tackle, Tulsa
Tyler Smith, the 6-foot-5, 324-pound powerhouse out of Tulsa is a name that is already linked to the Denver Broncos as he was brought in for a visit just last week.
Playing left tackle at Tulsa, Smith would need a position change, if the Denver Broncos were the team to select the mauling man himself. Garett Bolles will continue to be the Denver Broncos’ left tackle until proven otherwise.
Tyler Smith could bring even more nasty to the Broncos’ front line, something an offensive line can never have enough of. Smith finished every play, he looks to punish the guys lined up across from him.
With Bolles at left tackle, Quinn Meinerz at right guard, and Javonte Williams at running back, if the defense, or would be tacklers let up for just a moment, Javonte Williams will find a way to stay up and his security team of Smith, Meinerz & Bolles will be there to make sure he keeps moving forward.
On so many plays last season, Williams & Meinerz were the duo that you would always see downfield just driving their legs, churning, and fighting for every inch. Tyler Smith out of Tulsa would add another finishing mentality to that crew.
Smith would be considered as a somewhat project, otherwise, he would be a premier pick in the draft and not be considered by George Paton around where the Denver Broncos will be selecting. There could be an improvement in his overall technique and base, but he has the requisite tools to do the job.
That is what coaches should really be licking their chops at, getting the opportunity to turn a physical mauler like Smith into a legit starting right tackle in the National Football League.
Tyler Smith could be the future starting right tackle for the Denver Broncos, but what I like about this selection is that if he fails at right tackle, the Denver Broncos could be in the market for a left guard in 2023. With Smith’s downhill, road-grading attacking style, he would fit in well as a guard in the National Football League.