Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State
North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance is generating a ton of hype leading up to the 2020 college football season, and as more people have been watching his 2019 tape, more are noticing that offensive tackle Dillon Radunz has pro potential as well.
The Broncos will potentially have to replace former first-round pick Garett Bolles in the 2021 offseason.
Bolles’ fifth-year option was declined by the team and while he could still earn a second contract in Denver, very little has led anyone to assume that will be the case at this point.
Even though Bolles has been durable, he has not developed into a consistent performer at the left tackle position.
With right tackle Ja’Wuan James opting out of the 2020 season, the expectation is that he will be back and his guaranteed contract makes him a no-brainer to start for the Broncos at right tackle in 2021 if healthy.
Radunz could potentially step into Bolles’ role at the left tackle position, even though he would have to make the jump from FCS to the professional level.
This guy has length, athleticism, football savvy, and as an FCS All-American, he’s proven himself time and time again as a reliable option.
It’s a big jump from NDSU to the pros, but Radunz has the physical tools to at the very least learn on the job and be effective in his rookie season for a team like Denver with Mike Munchak coaching the offensive line.