It took a lot of patience and sitting back, but on the third day of the draft, the Denver Broncos finally got the tight end they were after.
With the first pick in the fifth round, the 145th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Broncos selected tight end Jake Butt out of the University of Michigan. Butt is a guy who has first round talent, but he is currently rehabbing from a torn ACL suffered in the Orange Bowl against Florida State just four months ago.
His physical attributes and on-field production in college at Michigan tell you one thing — this could be one of the best steals in all of the 2017 draft.
We were holding our breath these last few picks hoping to get Michigan TE Jake Butt. A top-notch TE we're fortunate to select in the 5th.
According to reports coming from Dove Valley, the Broncos are expecting Butt to be recovered and ready by some time in September, which means he should be available for most of the 2017 regular season. The Broncos need a reliable playmaker at the tight end position, and Jake Butt could be the guy they have been looking for.