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Report: Broncos met virtually with Notre Dame tight end Tommy Tremble

Broncos are looking at an interesting tight end prospect.

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According to reports, the Denver Broncos had or will have a virtual pre-draft meeting with Notre Dame tight end, Tommy Tremble.

Tremble is a 6’4, 248-pound tight end out of Notre Dame who figures to be a potential playmaker in the NFL. He’s a highly athletic tight end who will transition into a more modern day tight end role in the NFL.

The guys at The Draft Network have Tremble ranked as their 91st best prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft and is graded as their fourth-best tight end in the entire draft.

Tommy Tremble projects as an F-tight end in the NFL—a flex weapon that will be best served in an offense that doesn’t charge him with playing with his hand in the dirt. Tremble is a plus athlete who offers the long speed and agility to be dynamic as a pass-catcher, but his production to this point has yet to make the leap that you’d want to see to feel confident that he’s going to develop into an upper-level tight end at some point. Tremble has spent his career at Notre Dame caught behind the likes of Cole Kmet and 2020 freshman star Michael Mayer; he’s been the TE2 who is charged with moving around the set or blocking on the perimeter to set up runs and screens to the outside. Tremble’s potential is significant and his effort as a role player has been admirable, so you’ll feel fairly good that Tremble has the right makeup to stick as a developmental player while working himself into a more prominent role as he continues to mature.

The Broncos showing interest in a potential day two tight end selection is a bit interesting. They currently have a former first-round pick, Noah Fant, on the roster who has flashed potential during his two seasons with the Broncos and is looking like one of the better pass-catching tight ends in the NFL. They also have 2020 rookie tight end Albert O. on the roster who flashed as well in a limited role before injuring his ACL and ending his rookie season.

After those two you have veteran Nick Vannett and depth player Troy Fumagalli who played significant snaps in the second half of the 2020 NFL season. So, tight end isn’t really a significant need for the Broncos unless they’re concerned about Albert O’s ACL recovery.

With all that said, adding a potential matchup problem like Tremble would make the already deep and dangerous Broncos offense even more deep and dangerous. However, I think they should use their draft assets elsewhere instead of tight end which appears to set right now.