When Draft season rolls around, I always look forward to talking about the Denver Broncos with Trevor Sikkema of The Draft Network. He joined Ian St. Clair and me on the MHR Radio Podcast. Yes, we talked about QBs.
But, that’s not all. In fact, one of the most interesting statements Trevor made was about what the Broncos should do late in the Draft. If you are a Tom McMahon fan, you don’t exist, but also, the back end of the draft is where Denver can improve special teams.
While we could discuss Justin Fields and Trey Lance all day, the NFL Draft is an opportunity to get guys in the late rounds who are going to contribute in ways that won’t get them huge contracts, but it will give them a chance to play in the league.
Aside from the offense, what has Broncos Country complained the most about? Special Teams. On the podcast, Ian has taken to calling it “Teams,” because there’s nothing special about it.
Brandon McManus has been good. Sam Martin was OK, but that’s kind of where it ends. And while it’s not glamorous to think of the NFL Draft as the place that Denver can get better in the third phase, it makes a lot of sense.
With the talent level on the Broncos roster, this is where Denver has to improve. They can, and the expectation is that the late-round picks are going to round out special teams.
With the Broncos open to almost anything in this year’s Draft, Trevor did a great job of breaking down the options. He also explains his three sides with BBQ philosophy. Needless to say, there is a lot that can be learned.