– His draft status is the biggest thing going for him. As a former 2nd round pick, he’s expected to be a heavy contributor
Aug 28, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Cody Latimer (14) on the field during the game against the Denver Broncos at AT&T Stadium. Denver beat Dallas 27-3. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
in his 2nd year. Whether he deserves the opportunity or not, I’m sure he will get his opportunities on offense.
-His skill set is a better fit for Kubiak’s offense. Coming out of college, Latimer was regarded as one of the best blocking receivers in the draft. For an offense that emphasizes the run, it’s imperative that all other skill position players have great blocking ability. Latimer has that ability.
– He completely blew it this off-season. With a year of seasoning under his belt, he had the opportunity to get more practice time in DT’s absence and all of that work didn’t translate to the field. He dropped multiple passes and did not make the most of his opportunities throughout the preseason.
– Not only did he have a bad off-season, but he was outplayed by players that had far less opportunities. Norwood, Fowler and Caldwell all had finer moments throughout the preseason. Latimer really had nothing.
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