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Broncos grab Jake Butt

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Tight end Jake Butt’s college career ended with a torn ACL in the Orange Bowl, which led to a draft drop for a player projected to be picked in the first couple of rounds before he was injured.

Butt was able to cushion the fall thanks to an insurance policy and it came to an end at the start of the fifth round. The Broncos took Butt with the 145th overall pick and first selection of the fifth round.

Butt won the Mackey Award as the nation’s best tight end last year and caught 138 passes for 1,646 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Wolverines over his career. It will be some time before the Broncos know when Butt will be able to get on the field, but playing time should be available if he can play at the same level as he did before getting hurt.

Michigan has now had 10 players selected in this year’s draft. It’s the first time since 1974 that they’ve had that many players picked.

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40 Responses to “Broncos grab Jake Butt”
  1. jeanoroid says: Apr 29, 2017 2:20 PM

    Haha I see what you did

  2. llghtn44 says: Apr 29, 2017 2:22 PM

    oooooo the irony of this headline lol

  3. mzew233 says: Apr 29, 2017 2:22 PM

    Real tired of your MIXON coverage mike. Like it was nothing. You were the one to help ostracize Ray Rice.
    Infact he and his wife gave statements at the draft recently. No coverage on that. Im sure you can’t handle posting this either. We are done with Joe MIxon

  4. 26predator says: Apr 29, 2017 2:23 PM

    Tough break for the kid but the Broncos are the beneficiaries of it.

  5. loliamsuchanerd says: Apr 29, 2017 2:30 PM

    Cheeky PFT, I see what you did there!

  6. 250dollarnflowner says: Apr 29, 2017 2:32 PM

    rumor has it that erin rodgers is distraught that ted didn’t pick the TE named Butt.

  7. sameer1138 says: Apr 29, 2017 2:33 PM

    Your double entendre game is weak.

  8. dawiz says: Apr 29, 2017 2:40 PM

    Lol broncos grabbed Jake’s butt. Smh I’m childish…

  9. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Apr 29, 2017 2:42 PM

    Loved that headline.

  10. weepingjebus says: Apr 29, 2017 2:46 PM

    I thought Woody Johnson was interested in Butt.

  11. cjweber5187 says: Apr 29, 2017 2:47 PM

    Clever headline.

  12. youbettercallsaul says: Apr 29, 2017 2:52 PM

    His intro music has to be “Da Butt” by EU or whenever he scores a td.

  13. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 29, 2017 3:03 PM

    Should have titled it “Broncos Grab Butt”

  14. I prefer my Crush to be Orange says: Apr 29, 2017 3:08 PM

    I like this pick, ACL tears aren’t the career enders they used to be, and that’s a lot of talent for the 5th rd.

  15. 250dollarnflowner says: Apr 29, 2017 3:13 PM

    there has been a long history of Butt’s catching for erin. Too bad he could get drafted by turd town and keep the tradition alive.

  16. JaminJake says: Apr 29, 2017 3:36 PM

    Interesting selection. I can’t help butt feel Elway is attempting to recreate the Broncos teams of the late 90s, consisting of smash mouth football and a stout defense. Broncos are building up their core around their two young QBs. Not sure if this pick means they are potentially moving on from Huerman or if they couldn’t resist some Butt.

  17. trollaikman8 says: Apr 29, 2017 3:37 PM

    So he cracked the 5th?

  18. pamperpro says: Apr 29, 2017 3:38 PM

    That butt is going to luck ugly in orange.

  19. jasons81 says: Apr 29, 2017 3:47 PM

    I’m a big fan of Butt, love me some Butt play

  20. gomez163 says: Apr 29, 2017 3:47 PM

    Wait till he fumbles

  21. John Blutarsky says: Apr 29, 2017 3:51 PM

    No QB to throw to him, wasted career

  22. babygaga19 says: Apr 29, 2017 3:57 PM

    I want this jersey!

  23. fballguy says: Apr 29, 2017 4:01 PM

    That was cute.

  24. westcoastraider says: Apr 29, 2017 4:03 PM

    Ha, His name is Butt, and he’s a tight end?

  25. crotchpunch says: Apr 29, 2017 4:22 PM

    He’ll definitely get a crack at the starting job.

  26. jmc8888 says: Apr 29, 2017 4:29 PM

    Great pick. Just don’t smell your hand after.

  27. arwiv says: Apr 29, 2017 4:31 PM

    Nice change of pace from the JPP jokes.

  28. chessic4 says: Apr 29, 2017 4:41 PM

    With a name like that, he’s gotta be tough as nails.

  29. poguemahonepft says: Apr 29, 2017 5:27 PM

    huh huh huh huh…you said butt…

  30. ocdn says: Apr 29, 2017 5:32 PM

    Really PFT? “Grab Jake Butt”? Stay classy. Oh, by the way, censor this cowards……

  31. ee00ee says: Apr 29, 2017 5:53 PM

    Elway likes big Jakes and can not lie,
    But Florio’s gonna deny

  32. babygaga19 says: Apr 29, 2017 5:57 PM

    huh huh huh huh…you said butt…

    LOL!! Long live Beavis and Butthead! Fire, fire! Good times.

  33. xarcticsoldierx says: Apr 29, 2017 7:57 PM

    Ha. butt

  34. patsfan112 says: Apr 29, 2017 9:29 PM

    With a name like that I bet he was the butt of all jokes in school. lol

  35. Frum Slum says: Apr 29, 2017 10:29 PM

    That headline tho

  36. rcali says: Apr 29, 2017 10:39 PM

    He will be a great asset to the Broncos

  37. thrifty says: Apr 30, 2017 1:08 AM

    asons81 says:
    Apr 29, 2017 3:47 PM
    I’m a big fan of Butt, love me some Butt play
    We know you are, and we bet you do.

  38. jdbaker01 says: Apr 30, 2017 1:56 AM

    Elway had been eyeing Butt for a while.

  39. shaggyjeff says: Apr 30, 2017 6:33 AM

    Butt is a tight end now , he will be a wide receiver soon .

  40. blackbug99 says: Apr 30, 2017 6:39 AM

    Sanchez should have announced the pick!

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