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Broncos roster review: Full Back / Tight End Andrew Beck

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Andrew Beck brings solid talent and likely makes the Denver Broncos roster in 2020

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Andrew Beck was one of the quieter, yet smart acquisitions that Denver made in the 2019 season signing him off of the waiver wire (waived by the New England Patriots). He’s currently the only fullback listed on the roster after the team traded fan favorite Andy Janovich to the Cleveland Browns early in the offseason.

#83 Andrew Beck
Age: 24 Height: 6’3” Weight: 255 lbs
College: Texas

The Good

Beck is a heck of a well rounded football player from what I saw of him last season. Not only can he block like a truck, but he’s a sound athlete with soft hands who can do damage as an outlet option for an offense.

Probably the thing I like most about Beck is that he’s been through two years of NFL work with both New England and Denver as an undrafted free agent and with our team he saw over 200 snaps of real NFL experience.

The Bad

Honestly, the worst thing about Beck is that he’s got the fullback tag associated with his name on the roster...most NFL offenses are moving far away from any kind of fullback usage in their offense because of how limiting it can be in today’s game.

He doesn’t have the length or speed you want to see from a receiving tight end, but the thing is he’s the kind of TE that gets it done and can oftentimes sneak up on a defense that isn’t ready.

Final Word

With a new offensive coordinator in Pat Shurmur, we can expect Andrew Beck to make the team in my mind. Shurmur tends more towards 11 personnel, but he has shown a penchant for sprinkling in 21 and 12 (especially as a play caller for the Minnesota Vikings).

Honestly, Beck’s got all around solid talent as a football player and he’s a guy you aren’t afraid of having on the field. I’m also not entirely convinced that he’s hit his ceiling...we’ll be able to tell more about that when we see him in action this preseason.