It’s no secret that the Broncos are in need of help at the tight end position and Maxx Williams is the consensus No. 1 TE in the 2015 draft class. The Broncos hold the 28th pick in the first round. Their presence at Williams’ pro day is either evidence that they like him, or at the very least, think he’ll be available at pick No. 28..
Williams is a talented pass catcher. Turn on his tape and you’ll see athletic, acrobatic catches. However, with the Broncos move towards a more balanced approach on offense and the installment of the zone running scheme, the team needs complete tight ends, not just one-dimensional redzone threats.
Williams could eventually be that guy. He has the talent and work ethic to become a complete tight end. But the Broncos can draft a depth TE (or two) later in the draft. John Elway knows what the Broncos biggest weakness is—the offensive line.
This draft class is top heavy at the tackle position and the Broncos need a starting right tackle. It’s possible they’ll fill the hole via free agency with a Doug Free or Derek Newton, but I doubt it. Their next starting right tackle will likely be selected with the No. 28 pick in the first round.
The Broncos presence at Maxx Williams' pro day is not a surefire sign that he'll be the pick at No. 28, obviously, but it does show that he's likely on their big board, at the very least. The draft would have to fall perfectly for Williams to be available when the Broncos go on the clock, if they are intent on drafting him.
The Broncos need help on the O-line, and at tight end but does John Elway strike you as a tight-end-in-the-first kind of GM?