Denver Broncos: WR Javon Wims visited team facility
The Denver Broncos reportedly hosted wide receiver Javon Wims, a big playmaker out of Georgia, for an official pre-draft visit…
The Denver Broncos reportedly hosted Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Javon Wims for an official pre-draft visit.
Wims has only been playing football since 2014, but has really shown incredible improvements over the past four years to put himself in a position to be selected on day three of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Mike Klis had the initial report:
Wims joined the Belhaven College (Mississippi) football program in 2014 after playing basketball primarily in high school. Unfortunately, after giving football a try, he broke his ankle and was limited to just six games.
After recovering from that injury, Wims transferred to Hinds Community College (Mississippi) where he exploded with nine touchdowns and established himself as a top junior college recruit.
Georgia landed him and in 2016, Wims made an impact in a down year for Georgia, catching a touchdown pass in their bowl victory over TCU.
2017 was a chance for Wims to really shine, and he took advantage of it.
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As a senior, he caught 45 passes for 720 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 16 yards per reception.
Checking into the Scouting Combine at 6-foot-6, 215 pounds, Wims ran a 4.53 second 40-yard dash and posted a 33.5 inch vertical jump.
For the Broncos, Wims would likely be a developmental receiver and special teams type of player. The Broncos have two selections in the fifth round of this year’s draft, and that’s where Wims would most likely be picked unless they are able to accumulate some additional, later day three picks.
I was incredibly impressed by Wims in Georgia’s playoff game against Oklahoma, where he caught six passes for 83 yards and a touchdown.
This is the 14th known pre-draft visit for the Broncos, and the 15th player they’ve shown significant interest in (team brass traveled to Los Angeles for private workout with Sam Darnold).
Last year, the Broncos ended up signing or drafting a number of the players who had reported pre-draft official visits (including Garett Bolles, Jamal Carter, Tyrique Jarrett, and others).