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Denver Broncos select Jeff Heuerman with pick 92 in 2015 NFL Draft

In Jeff Heuerman, the Broncos have drafted a reliable receiver and a physical blocker with great NFL potential.

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The Denver Broncos have selected tight end Jeff Heuerman with the 92nd overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Heuerman's productivity for the Buckeyes was hindered last season as he struggled with injuries, but when he was on the field, he was an impact player. Heuerman's junior season, however, was impressive, and the Broncos have drafted a tight end who is both a reliable receiver and a physical, willing blocker.

At 6'5, 254 pounds, Heuerman has prototypical size for an NFL tight end, and he is remarkably fluid and athletic for his size. In his senior season, Heuerman had 207 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 17 receptions, and the previous season he really impressed, with 466 receiving yards and four touchdowns on 26 catches.

Injury also impacted Heuerman's performance at the Combine, but he was considered one of the top tight end prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft regardless.

Heuerman has the potential to be a solid and consistent contributor at the next level if he can stay healthy. He'll be expected to refine his route running abilities and develop cleaner technique as a blocker, but physically and athletically, he's prepared to make an impact in the NFL.