Oct 5, 2013; Iowa City, IA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes cornerback B.J. Lowery (19) defends a pass play to Michigan State Spartans receiver Bennie Fowler (13) at Kinnick Stadium. Michigan State beat Iowa 26-14. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports
The Denver Broncos are not averse to success from undrafted rookie free agents, and 2014 appears to be no exception to that.
Undrafted players on both sides of the ball as well as in special teams are making waves, and it seems another player has thrown his name into the broad pool of guys making an impression at Broncos camp. Former Michigan State wide receiver Bennie Fowler, who tested out at the MSU pro day as one of the top athletes at his position in the class, has reportedly been building great chemistry with backup quarterback Brock Osweiler and earning reps with the second team offense.
“The combination to keep an eye on, at least if the last few days of practice are any indication, is Osweiler and undrafted rookie Bennie Fowler. The two have connected on several big plays, including touchdown throws Thursday and Friday. Fowler has worked with the second-team offense lately and if he’s on the field Osweiler will look his way.”
It’s hard not to get excited about every positive report coming out of training camp. You almost hold hope that it will turn out to only progress throughout the rest of these players’ career. A lot of us will crash hard back into reality, but the reality of the situation is the fact that the Broncos have insane depth across the board, and this is another example.
Osweiler in recent years has developed chemistry with one receiver in particular, his former college teammate Gerell Robinson. We’ll see about the chemistry those two have this year in the pre-season games but with Osweiler’s deep ball prowess, it seems like he’s found a new player to sling it to.
At 6’2″ 217 pounds, Fowler ran a 4.35 at the Michigan State pro day and had a 36-inch vertical jump. He’s big, fast, and can jump out of the building. That’s a recipe for deep ball success, so perhaps we’ll see some fireworks from the Broncos’ second team offense when the lights come on fir pre-season ball.
By the way, that’s less than a week away.