Adam Gotsis – DT, Georgia Tech
After taking Paxton Lynch yesterday the Broncos needed someone who could come in and contribute right away, but I’m not sure they got that guy. I understand the desire to take an interior defensive lineman to replace the departing Malik Jackson, but with the likes of Andrew Billings on the board I think there were other, better options for the Broncos here.
Medical checks will be critical in determining where and when the Australian ends up going in the draft, after unfortunately suffering an ACL knee injury late in the season after nine games that could cost him much of his rookie season in the NFL, if not all of it. That doesn’t help his stock given that he’s already a little older than most prospects, as he’ll be 24 years old during his first pro season. There’s no doubting the talent on the field though, so if all checks out he’ll still be worth taking in the middle rounds. Gotsis is long, athletic, strong and effective, with an excellent all-round game versus both the run and pass. He’s got a knack of blocking kicks on special teams as well, doing so 3 times. (Rebecca Rennie)