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Luke Stocker, TE, Tennessee
6'6", 255 pounds
Now that we have added depth and quality to the defensive side of the ball, we can take a look the offense. The major areas of need are at TE, OT and RB.
Luke Stocker may be the next big thing at TE for the Broncos. While he had a great career at Tennessee, he didn't set the world on fire. Stocker finished with 85 receptions, 956 yards and eight touchdowns. His best seasons, not unexpectedly, came as a junior (29 catches, 389 yards, five touchdowns) and as a senior (39 receptions, 417 yards, and two scores).
NFL scouts won't care about the stats much because the bottom line is Stocker has plenty of potential for success at the next level. He has great size at 6'6'' and 255 pounds, no doubt being able to serve as a perfect red-zone target.
He doesn't have explosive speed but has what every offensive coordinator is looking for: the ability to gain yards after the catch. Once he gets his hands on the football, he is tough to bring down. He is an adequate blocker in both the running and passing department, but he should still be able to improve in that regard based on his size.
And with Daniel Graham released, I see another potential Shannon Sharpe on the horizon here.