Carlos Henderson Eager For New Start In 2018

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Carlos Henderson has yet to play in a game, and has battled some disappointing circumstances. In 2018 he’s ready to move forward.

As Carlos Henderson realized his dream of playing in the NFL had become a reality, he wasn’t expecting the start of his journey to turn down a dead end street. Henderson was drafted by the Broncos in 2017 to be a prolific threat to opposing defenses as a speedy possession wide receiver.

Those expectations weren’t met as Henderson struggled in training camp catching the ball, and fielding punts and kicks. His season ended before it could officially begin with a thumb injury that sat him out for all of 2017.

On top of that, Henderson was recently arrested in January for Marijuana possession and consumption

Henderson’s journey has gotten off to an upsetting start but, I’m a firm believer in the mantra “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”

In 2018, Carlos Henderson has the opportunity to move forward. In order for him to do that he must analyze his inner circle of friends and associates.

He already has one strike against him in the NFL, which has proven it can be an unforgiving employer. Secondly, Henderson has to prove to the Broncos organization that he wants to be part of their plans going forward.

Denver will have a competition for the number three wide receiver spot come Training Camp. He has the perfect opportunity for redemption starting right now. However, the Broncos may enforce disciplinary action for the first two games of the season towards Henderson for his off-season arrest.

Despite the uncertainty of what’s next, Henderson has been putting in the off-season work to compete.

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Expectations For Carlos Henderson In 2018

As the Broncos dive into Free Agency, I would expect them to take a look at several free agent WR targets.

As I mentioned before, there will be tremendous competition for the third spot on the depth chart. Bennie Fowler, and Jordan Taylor have an early advantage, but Henderson could close the distance. If Henderson performs well at training camp, I would expect to see Bill Musgrave utilize him on mesh/drag routes. His ability to catch and run make him a threat to opposing defenses.

As it appears the Broncos will let Cody Latimer go in Free Agency, Henderson must step up and mature. If you want to last in the NFL, you must carry yourself like a professional. Henderson’s mistakes shouldn’t define him as a person or player, and I’m hoping he can learn from them.

I imagine Von Miller and others have reached out to him, and hopefully he picked up the phone. Carlos Henderson has all the potential in the world, and if he can unleash it, watch out NFL!

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