Denver Broncos: Early 53-man roster and depth chart predictions

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Noah Fant, Denver Broncos
ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 24: Micah Hyde #23 of the Buffalo Bills attempts to tackle Noah Fant #87 of the Denver Broncos during the second half of an NFL game at New Era Field on November 24, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images) /

Tight end (3, 18/53)

  • 1. Noah Fant
  • 2. Nick Vannett
  • 3. Albert Okwuegbunam (rookie)

The Broncos could have some really tough decisions to make at the tight end position this offseason.

The team has former third-round pick Jeff Heuerman still under contract as well as former fifth-round picks Jake Butt and Troy Fumagalli.

With the additions made in 2020 of free agent Nick Vannett as well as rookie Albert Okwuegbunam, the clock is ticking for the other guys.

Noah Fant is a no-brainer to make the roster, but besides him? There are spots to be had. Okwuegbunam seems like a safe bet with his connection to Drew Lock, but someone’s going to have to win the other spot(s) at tight end for this team.

Andrew Beck can also play tight end and should make the roster one way or another.