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2016 NFL Scouting Report: Scouting Broncos defensive lineman Adam Gotsis

A scouting report on the Broncos second round pick.

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In the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos selected Georgia Tech defensive lineman Adam Gotsis. He is a 6'4", 287lb defensive lineman who join the Broncos defensive lineman rotation. Gotsis is ranked as the 147th overall prospect in the 2016 NFL Draft, and the 16th best defensive tackle in this year's draft.

During Gotsis's three-year career at Georgia Tech, he totaled 105 tackles, 26 tackles for a loss, 11.5 sacks, and 4 pass deflections. This past season he totaled 31 tackles, 5 tackles for a loss, and 3 sacks in 7 games for Georgia Tech.Gotsis garnered 2015 third-team All-ACC accolades for his performance.

Adam Gotsis

Defensive End, Senior, Georgia Tech

Height: 6'4" Weight: 287lbs

Arm Length: 34 1/8" Hands: 10 3/4"

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Scouting Report


  • Long arms and broad shoulders
  • Great scheme fit
  • Explosive off the snap
  • Powerful player
  • Deflects passes and blocks kicks
  • Can take on double teams
  • Blue collar player
  • High motor
  • Leader
  • Plays through the whistle
  • Coachable
  • Good character
  • Derek Wolfe-ish


  • Coming off a torn ACL on Halloween
  • Raw player
  • Not a great pass rusher
  • Inconsistent pad level
  • Played Australian rules football growing up and is still learning the NFL game

How does Adam Gotsis fit with the Denver Broncos?

I like the fit.

He's a great scheme fit, blue collar, high energy, high motor guy who Bill Kollar will love. He will need to prove he is 100% healthy, but I like the pick.

Seems like the type of guy you need in the trenches. Take on blockers, stuff the run, and just do all the dirty work and allow Von, Ware and the Broncos playmakers on the defense to do their thing.

Gotsis isn't a sexy pick, but I think he will fit in nicely in the Broncos defense. He won't replace what Malik Jackson did(not many can), but he will be a nice rotational piece going forward.