Since the post-draft signing of this year’s UDFA crop of players, many in the Broncos blogosphere, including our own Sayre Bedinger, have been predicting that rookie WR, Isaiah Burse, will make the Broncos’ final 53-man roster.
With a team as stacked at the WR position as the Broncos are, I’ve been dubious that Burse could accomplish this feat without anything short of a miracle.
However, with former KR/PR, Trindon Holliday, signing with the New York Giants, the Broncos now have a need at that positon. And Burse sees his opportunity and is stepping up to the plate.
Isaiah Burse told me Saturday that the speed of the pros means he can't dance, but must focus on getting upfield quick. Showing out here.
— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) July 28, 2014
This isn’t the first time Burse has made his way into the notebook of someone on the Broncos beat. Guys have been gushing on him since day one of camp.
Although Burse’s best shot at making the team might come as a return specialist, he also offers plenty of value as a WR in the offense. He had a prolific senior season with Fresno State and has elite short area quickness and explosion. It’s a wonder that he went undrafted.
Since he joined the Broncos, Burse has been in Wes Welker’s hip pocket, soaking in all that it takes to not only make it as a UDFA, but also as an effective receiver in the NFL.
Via ProFootballTalk.com, Burse said this back in May:
“I feel like even in college, I did a lot of stuff he did,” Burse told the team’s website. “I was in the slot, I returned, and the fact that I became and undrafted free agent, that just all goes together. It’s funny how he was an undrafted free agent, too, and he became so successful. Just seeing him is kind of like a dream.”
There’s still a long way to go until the Broncos decide on their final 53-man roster, but if Burse keeps on consistently flashing in camp, he could very well find himself still in Orange and Blue come September 7th.