James Washington to meet formally with Denver Broncos at Combine

STILLWATER, OK - NOVEMBER 04: Wide receiver James Washington
STILLWATER, OK - NOVEMBER 04: Wide receiver James Washington /

The Denver Broncos will apparently have a formal meeting with Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington at the 2018 Scouting Combine…

The Denver Broncos are apparently keeping Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders for the 2018 season, but looking beyond this year, James Washington is a player that could be of help.

Washington is an outstanding receiver prospect out of Oklahoma State who checked in at 5-foot-11, 213 pounds, with 9 6/8-inch hands, and a wingspan over 78 inches.

Over the past three seasons at Washington State, Washington averaged over 20 yards per reception, as well as over 1,000 yards per season. Paired with Mason Rudolph, Washington became one of the most productive receivers in the country and in my estimation is one of the most underrated playmakers in this year’s draft class at receiver.

He will apparently be meeting formally with the Denver Broncos at the Scouting Combine:

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I’m interested to see how Washington runs though to me, it doesn’t really matter. This guy found ways at Oklahoma State to get open on shorter routes with his quickness, and he found ways to make contested catches consistently when deep downfield.

Washington was one of my favorite players on either roster down at the Senior Bowl, catching almost everything thrown his way no matter how tight the coverage.

I find the idea of adding both Mason Rudolph and Washington to the Broncos very interesting. Speaking of Rudolph, the Broncos will also be meeting with him at the Scouting Combine…

I love looking at these scenarios, but say you are unable to sign Kirk Cousins, and you get someone like Case Keenum in free agency. You could still use that top pick in the draft on Quenton Nelson, and take Rudolph in the second round (potentially) and hopefully still be able to land Washington in the third.

Again, that will depend on how teams value him coming out of that spread offense at Oklahoma State. I think this kid is going to be a star pretty quickly in the NFL. He has such strong hands, and will grow quickly in his route running abilities.