Chicago, IL—After taking CSU offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo in the second round of the NFL Draft on Friday, the Denver Broncos selected Ohio State tight end Jeff Heuerman. Heuerman joins a recently reloaded Broncos tight end corps that includes Virgil Green, Owen Daniels, James Casey and Joe Don Duncan.
Heuerman had a productive 2013 season for the Buckeyes, but took a step backward in 2014, largely due to a nagging foot injury and a quarterback change. However, this is a guy with immense upside, as MHH’s drafnik Erick Trickle opines.
“Heuerman has great athleticism for a tight end. He’s big, strong and physical. Plus, he can develop into an elite blocker. We talk about complete tight ends—they normally are jack-of-all-trades, master of none. Heuerman can master it all.”
Heuerman likely fits in as the Broncos No. 3 tight end, while Casey will serve as the fullback/H-back. Heuerman can take the field in jumbo packages and set the edge—or get downfield and challenge the opposing defense vertically.
Not many casual fans knew who Jeff Heuerman was before tonight, but this is a very solid pick and another classic example of General Manger John Elway’s propensity to stick to his big board and draft the best player available.
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