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Report: If Broncos trade back, tight end Noah Fant is a name to watch


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According to The Gazette’s Woody Paige, the Broncos like Iowa tight end Noah Fant and could target him if they decide to trade back from 10th overall.

Devin Bush was the hot rumor heading into today, but now we have reports of at least two teams(Falcons and Steelers) looking to jump them for him. It seems like a plausible move to with the Bills and Lions looking to move back, and they have the 8th and 9th overall selections that are right in front of the Broncos. So this could lead to the Broncos themselves trading back with someone.

If they do find a trade partner, it appears Fant is someone they may target. Another name to watch if offensive lineman Dalton Risner who apparently the Broncos love and could consider moving back into round one for if they stay at 10.

If the Broncos decide to go Fant, it would give them a dynamic weapon at tight end. He will be a match up issue for every team day one and be a great fit in Rich Scangarello’s offense that puts an emphasis on the tight end in the passing game.

I personally would love this pick if it happened, especially with a trade back. This draft has a ton of value on day two, and the more picks you can get in that range the better in my opinion.