Denver Broncos 5 bold predictions vs. Colts on Thursday Night

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Bold prediction no. 4: Denver Broncos actually get something from the TE position

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The Denver Broncos tight end position has been virtually non-existent this season. Save for a couple of big plays in Week 1 from Andrew Beck (where have those been?) and a couple of nice receptions from Eric Saubert, the Broncos’ tight end position has been non-eventful as far as the passing game is concerned. Specifically, we have seen pretty much nothing from third-year player Albert Okwuegbunam, who was expected to take a huge leap forward this year by many with the addition of Russell Wilson.

He has not.

Whether that is Okwuegbunam’s fault, Wilson’s fault, or Nathaniel Hackett’s fault, I think is up for debate. As of right now, the issue has reached a panic mode level in Broncos Country and the team needs more consistent production.

One way they could get it is from rookie Greg Dulcich, who appeared on track to be the team’s TE1 before suffering a hamstring injury all the way back in June. It’s now been four months and while Dulcich did attempt to test his injured hamstring in training camp, we haven’t seen hardly any of him at all since OTAs. Because of that, it’s extremely difficult to predict what kind of impact we’re going to get.

It would be nice if he could just be thrust into the lineup and have success, but that is perhaps unrealistic. One way or another, I’m still predicting that the Broncos are going to get some great production out of the tight end position against the Colts, if only because that position group is due for some nice contributions to the offense, overall.