Jake Butt could be a tight end matchup nightmare for the Broncos

Jake Butt isn’t just a leader of the 2017 NFL draft’s All-Name team. He also emerged as the dependable backbone of Michigan’s offense his final two collegiate seasons. Now, he’ll be called on to add a receiving threat for the Denver Broncos.
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The Broncos selected the former Wolverine with the 145th pick of the 2017 NFL draft — the first selection of the fifth round — despite questions about his health. Butt is rehabbing a torn ACL suffered in late December in an Orange Bowl loss to Florida State, which will limit his production this fall.

Texas’ long snapper has a snap to worry about, so this isn’t really on him.

This isn’t something the Cowboys’ coaches drew up on their own, by the way. Picking on Anderson is exactly the same thing Notre Dame did when it blocked an extra point and returned it in the season opener.

With help from Maile, Taylor’s in scot-free, and the block is all but a certainty.

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But because of Taylor’s position, he’s the only one with a real chance to pick it up. The holder is barely out of his kneel, and the kicker hasn’t even finished his kicking motion as the ball shoots behind him off of Taylor’s body:

This was as much a mental Piesman nomination as it is a physical one. Well done, Mr. Taylor.

After going on day three, he’s the NFL’s first Piesman-nominee pick in the award’s two-year history, though last year, the Saints signed Michigan State’s Jack Allen and the Texans signed Miami’s Ufomba Kamalu.

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