With Noah Fant headed to the Seattle Seahawks in the Russell Wilson trade the Denver Broncos address their tight end room with Greg Dulcich.
The Denver Broncos got another pass-catching threat for Nathaniel Hackett’s offense and a new toy at quarterback. Noah Fant was a leading receiver for the team and does have athletic traits to work with down in Seattle. It will be very curious though how the Broncos handle the tight end room. The team signed Erik Tomlinson to be purely a blocker on the line of scrimmage.
The future is certainly a bright one though for Albert Okwuegbunam. He has so much speed and athleticism to stretch the field. Okwuegbunam ran a 4.49 in the 40-yard dash and we saw it on full display this season.
This is one reason why the Broncos selecting Greg Dulcich is a fascinating one. Denver will once again have two pass weapons in their tight end room. Like Fant, Dulcich does a great job as a downfield seam threat and that was one of Fant’s specialties. You can clearly see the athletic traits in the passing game with Dulcich.
Another area as a weapon is Dulcich’s physicality when he’s a pass catcher. After the catch, Dulcich showed he can be a tough player to bring down in the open field. He was a John Mackey semi-finalist for the nation’s best tight end. Dulcich was also first-team All-PAC 12 in 2021 and Second-Team in 2020 clearly bolstering his stock.
If there’s one thing we can say about the tight end room it is that it brings a loaded room to practice. The top two in the room are Okwuegbunam and Dulcich. Then followed by Tomlinson and Shaun Beyer.
Beyer will be another fascinating watch this season. Beyer did not accumulate a lot of yardage from Iowa and was used as a blocker, but it was evident how effective he can be catching the ball.
After trading Noah Fant, the tight end room can get regenerated to full strength with pass catchers for Russell Wilson now in the fold.
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