|Birthdate||November 20, 1997|
|Pick||Round: 1, Overall: 20|
Fant caught one of two targets for 16 yards in Saturday's 28-24 loss to the Chiefs.
Analysis: Fant's one grab in Week 18 was his lowest reception total in 2021, which was a fitting end to what was mostly a disappointing season. The tight end finished the season with 68 catches for 670 yards and four touchdowns. Fant's talent is undeniable, but Denver's often abysmal passing attack and weak quarterback play certainly impacted his ability to see sustained success this season. The 24-year-old has one year left on his rookie deal, as he is set to become a free agent in 2023. If he is to have a strong contract year in 2022, an upgrade at the quarterback position would go a long way in helping to provide a spark for him and the rest of Denver's talented group of pass catchers. Fellow tight end Albert Okwuegbunam is a player to keep an eye on in Denver, as the team involved him more on offense in his second year. If Okwuegbunam's role continues to grow, it could have an impact on Fant's target share going forward.
Jan. 12, 2022 5:00 AM EST