With Tavarres King off to the Carolina Panthers (pardon me for not celebrating that), the Denver Broncos have replaced him on the practice squad with former Mississippi State and Miami Dolphins receiver Chad Bumphis.
Bumphis was a pre-draft target of the Broncos, whom they talked to at the East-West Shrine Game, and he is a pretty solid prospect who had some really steady numbers at a primarily running college at Mississippi State.
He started every game in the final two seasons of his career, and after scoring 12 touchdowns through his first three collegiate seasons, he scored 12 in 2012 alone.
Bumphis spent the pre-season with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent, and has a nice collegiate resume’ to his credit:
At Mississippi State, Bumphis contributed in pretty much every way possible. He was not only the team’s best receiver, he was also a kick/punt returner, and he made some plays out of the backfield as well. Here is my NFL Draft scouting report on Bumphis:
Solid receiver who is emerging in his senior season as the team’s leading receiver and showing that his compact build and playmaking abilities can translate to the NFL level. Good speed in the open field and the ability to make defenders miss. Capable of making big plays down the field and contributing in the return game. I think he could be a very good value in the later rounds as a high upside selection, or a guy who can come in and be a very solid special teams player.
Good pickup for the Broncos, getting a young guy who has a nice college resume’ against top competition and can develop on the practice squad.