3 way too early breakout candidates for the Broncos in 2023

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Denver Broncos early breakout candidates for 2023
2. Greg Dulcich, TE

Greg Dulcich was a third round pick of the Denver Broncos in the 2022 NFL Draft. He missed the first chunk of the season with a hamstring injury but did play in 10 games for the team and did become quite the target for Russell Wilson.

In 2022, he was targeted 55 times, caught 33 passes for 411 yards and two touchdowns. This was all in just 10 games.

So, if Dulcich had played a full season, this would have been his full stat-line:

56 receptions, 699 yards, three touchdowns.

Not too shabby for a rookie, eh?

Well, I think year two can be a lot different and in a good way. Something that interests me is the return of Tim Patrick. Dulcich is athletic enough to somewhat function as WR/TE hybrid. With Patrick's recovery and return not being currently known, what if Dulcich is able to slide into the role that Tim Patrick has had with the Denver Broncos?

Dulcich could easily end up being the second option in the passing game for Russell Wilson, and Sean Payton has been able to get notable production out of tight ends during his career. He doesn't offer much as a blocker, but many receiving tight ends don't block very well.