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Broncos roster review: Rookie tight end Shaun Beyer

Rookie Shaun Beyer has a shot to be the next UDFA gem for the Denver Broncos

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The Denver Broncos signed Shaun Beyer as an undrafted free agent to bolster the tight end room and give him an opportunity to see if he can make it in the NFL. He’s got stiff competition with the likes of Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam on the roster, but he only needs to beat out the older tight ends Austin Fort and / or Eric Saubert to earn a spot on the roster.

#88 Shaun Beyer
Age: 24
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 248lbs
College: Iowa

The Good

Beyer has athletic ability in spades. He’s tall, tough, fast, and played wide receiver in high school. Iowa does a superb job teaching tight ends to run block, and Beyer is no exception to this. He’s done well with blocking the front or back-side. He also seems like a natural pass catcher when he gets the opportunity.

The Bad

There’s not a lot to go off of with Beyer as he spent quite a bit of time sitting behind better tight ends in George Kittle, Noah Fant, and T.J. Hockenson. He also had some injury issues in college which significantly impacted his playing time. Of the little film we do see on him, he’s doing damage as a receiver mainly by scheme opening him up more than anything.

Final Word

Beyer was undrafted for a reason. His ceiling is a diamond in the rough and really needs to shine in training camp in order to carve out a spot for him either on the roster or (more likely) the practice squad. He’s an intriguing guy though and comes from a college that consistently coaches up excellent NFL tight ends. If this guy has the ability, he’ll find a way to be a Denver Bronco in 2021 and beyond.