Ranking Denver Broncos tight ends and running backs among AFC West

Denver Broncos, Javonte Williams (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 02: Javonte Williams #33 of the Denver Broncos warms up prior to the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on January 02, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 02: Javonte Williams #33 of the Denver Broncos warms up prior to the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on January 02, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) /

Where do Denver Broncos tight ends and running backs rank?

3. Denver Broncos

While the ceiling for this group is insane, they are third in the division as of now.

The running back duo of Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon is the best in the division by a mile, but their expected top two tight ends Albert Okwuegbunam and Greg Dulcich have not proved anything yet.

For now, I’ll rank them at number three.

We’ll probably see respectable production from Albert O this year.  Russell Wilson tends to spread the ball around, so expect Albert O to enjoy his best season.

However, he is limited as a blocker and is an overall less polished player than Noah Fant.  Albert O might take a massive leap forward in year three, which is typically when tight ends do this, but given his draft status a few years ago, I don’t think we’ll see a high-end player.

I think the same goes for Dulcich.  In my opinion, they both top out as average to slightly above average starters, but are still plenty good enough for most teams.

The running back duo of Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams is set to be one of the strongest in the NFL this season, and I would expect Williams to top 1,000 yards. this season.