Gut Reaction: Broncos draft Michael Schofield with pick #95

There's nothing fancy or pretty with this pick of Michigan tackle Michael Schofield. It was simply made with depth and flexibility in mind.

Like Orlando Franklin before him, Schofield is a tall and powerful run blocker who can grind dudes into the ground if he has leverage.

It's the same reason why he could also flex to guard for the Broncos if needed.

And as we all learned last year, there's no assurance the Broncos will finish the year with their tackles intact.

Schofield also shares something else with Franklin: he struggles occasionally with the speed rush. A left tackle he'll never be.

Here's some tape of Schofield from a game against Nebraska last year:

If things go the way they did last year with injuries, Schofield will see the field immediately. He maybe even has an outside chance of starting this year (calm down, I said, may).

Long term, Schofield is a starter for the Broncos as a guard or right tackle.  

I’m glad we had this talk.  Now, vaya con Dios, Brah.

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