Ranking Denver Broncos offensive position groups in 2022

May 23, 2022; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Russel Wilson (3) speaks to Paul Hackett father of head coach of the team during OTA workouts at the UC Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
May 23, 2022; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Russel Wilson (3) speaks to Paul Hackett father of head coach of the team during OTA workouts at the UC Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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Denver Broncos tight ends
Denver Broncos 2021 roster – Backup tight ends. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

Denver Broncos position group no. 5: Tight Ends

Trading for Russell Wilson cost the Denver Broncos multiple draft picks and players, including Noah Fant.

Fant’s departure opened the door for Albert Okwuegbunam to step in and be tight end one. What I find funny is that when Albert Okwuegbunam was drafted to Denver, I thought he was coming in just to be here for Drew Lock’s support.

Now Drew Lock is a Seattle Seahawk, but Albert Okwuegbunam is still a Denver Bronco. George Paton and his brass also decided to select Greg Dulcich out of UCLA in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Along with bringing back Eric Saubert and glorified tackle, Eric Tomlinson, the Denver Broncos have different types of bodies at the tight end position. Saubert is a good tight end four, but having him as tight end three is OK.

Tight end is a talented position for the Denver Broncos at the top, but having an oft-injured Albert Okwuegbunam and a rookie Greg Dulcich aiming to be the top two targets leaves some room for improvement.

Albert Okwuegbunam could be one heck of a tight end when all said and done, and so could Dulcich, but both have question marks in experience and/or health. It wouldn’t hurt the Denver Broncos to look around the tight end market and see if there is an upgrade at a fair value for this group.

They are one player away from being in a disadvantageous spot at this position and when you are prepping to make an actual push in the postseason, having handicaps is never a good thing. This could be the one position for the Denver Broncos that haunts them into the postseason.

Again, not due to talent, if Albert Okwuegbunam can complete the season with full health, his game does not bring serious question marks. Dulcich will just need time to grow, learning the tight end position is one of the most difficult positions to learn.

There are route concepts and blocking schemes that you have to understand. Rookie seasons for tight ends never produce outstanding results, I wouldn’t expect any different for Greg Dulcich.

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