What NFL Draft experts are saying about Noah Fant's selection to the Denver Broncos

Dargan Southard
Hawk Central

Former Iowa tight end Noah Fant went No. 20 overall to the Denver Broncos in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday. Here are what analysts are saying about the pick.

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network

"Now (Joe Flacco's) got an explosive tight end, who's going to be able to stream down the seam. They're going to use him on the over routes. He's going to be a weapon in the passing game for Flacco." 

David Shaw, Stanford coach and NFL Network analyst

"I watched his film and thought about Jimmy Graham ... This guy is a mismatch. He is an issue. He is tall. He is long. He is fast. He is physical. This guy on little nickelbacks or safeties or linebackers, this guy is trouble."


Dargan Southard covers Iowa and UNI athletics, recruiting and preps for the Des Moines Register, HawkCentral.com and the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Email him at msouthard@gannett.com or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.