According to draft analyst Tony Pauline, the Denver Broncos appear to be “very interested” in former Mississippi tight end, Dawson Knox.
The Broncos interest in Knox is nothing new. They have met with him at the NFL Scouting Combine already, and now attended his Pro Day. They also have a major need at tight end and are implementing an offense which historically has the tight end as one of the main pass catchers on the team. So, a player like Knox makes a lot of sense.
He’s a 6’4”, 254lb tight end who has 33 1/2” arms and ran anywhere between a 4.51 to 4.57 40-time during today’s Pro Day.
Ole Miss TE Dawson Knox taking advantage of the draw to serve up a , pretty good blocker overall - pic.twitter.com/8AtvKIN0Ia— Michael Kist (@MichaelKistNFL) March 24, 2019
Knox played a total of four seasons at Mississippi and was among the many mouths to feed in their offense. During his four-year career at Mississippi, Knox totaled 39 receptions for 605 yards, and 0 touchdowns. This past season he totaled 15 receptions for 284 yards.
Now, his numbers are not great, but he was under utilized while at Mississippi and SHOULD be a more productive NFL player than college player.
He has all the tools you’re looking for in a prospect. He improved his run blocking this past season, he has the size and arm length you desire in a tight end, the guy can obviously run very well. The George Kittle comparison makes some sense here. He was under utilized during his time at Iowa but eventually flourished after developing some in the NFL. One man who witnessed this development in San Francisco is Rich Scangarello who know is the Broncos Offensive Coordinator. So the fit makes sense.
Knox is a prospect who is rising up the boards and is continuing to rise up after a solid showing at his Pro Day. I see Knox being day two selection, and the Broncos likely hope he is there at their third-round selection.