Denver Broncos wide receiver Cody Latimer is showing a different side of his ability instead of a special teams ace…
John Elway and the Denver Broncos brass drafted Cody Latimer to become the heir to the throne as a number one or two wide receiver. That has not exactly gone according to plan.
Latimer has faced an incredible amount of scrutiny for his play, but that appears to have changed in recent weeks. Latimer’s performance as a special teams ace has helped reach the point of earning more playing time. For the last five weeks the Broncos have gotten a glimpse of the player they hoped for in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Latimer took another step in the right direction against the Oakland Raiders. Despite the Raiders’ poor defense, Latimer took full advantage of the situation. He caught four passes with 48 yards and a beautiful catch for a touchdown.
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As evidenced above, this started earlier in previous weeks. Latimer’s targets been on a rise ever since week eight.
This ‘big’ game from Latimer is amalgamation of games during this stretch. It’s an impressive achievement for Latimer to continue his craft as a route runner.
He will continue to get the ball thrown his way if this improvement continues. Bennie Fowler is up and down, but Latimer in recent weeks is proving to solidify the number three wide receiver spot for the Broncos.
Latimer has a ways to go to becoming a complete player, but comfort in an offense helps translate to more production. He is on a gradual rise to earning more reps in these last few stretch of games. Right now, it’s been a treat to watch the growth of Latimer on the Broncos roster this season.
In a season of early success to now frustration, Cody Latimer continues to get better every game.