Denver Broncos hosting LSU WR D.J. Chark for draft visit
The Denver Broncos reportedly are hosting LSU wide receiver D.J. Chark for an official top 30 pre-draft visit, per Ian Rapoport…
The Denver Broncos have a dozen top 30 pre-draft visits available (that we know of) after Thursday’s report that LSU wide receiver D.J. Chark is in the building meeting with the team.
The visit was reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, who shared in the same tweet that the Broncos were also hosting USC running back Ronald Jones on a visit today.
Talk about the possibility of adding some more juice to the offense…
Here’s Rap Sheet’s report another time:
Chark himself confirmed this news on his Instagram feed, where he posted a video on the road in Denver Colorado from earlier this morning.
Chark’s playmaking ability may remind some Broncos fans of one Ashley Lelie, a former first round pick of the team from 2002.
Like Lelie, Chark is capable of completely blowing the top off of a defense. He averaged an impressive 17.9 yards per reception in 2016 as a sophomore at LSU, but he only caught 26 passes.
This past season, he caught 40 passes (in a run-heavy offense) and averaged nearly 22 yards per reception.
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That is insane.
He has some of the best long speed of any receiver in this year’s draft, and he utilizes it well with change of direction and acceleration.
In addition to providing value as a wide receiver, Chark tried his hand at returning some punts this past season.
He was pretty good at that, too, taking two of his 18 returns back for scores.
In a draft class that is not overly deep at wide receiver, I really feel like Chark is flying under the radar. This is an exciting visit for the Broncos and if they are going to take a receiver on day two, he would be a phenomenal choice.
He combines every skill you would want in a young player at this position, including the ability to sell a double move and make contested catches downfield.
If the Broncos drafted Chark, they could utilize Demaryius Thomas more from the slot, or they could put Chark in the slot and use his quickness and size as a mismatch in the passing game.
I would love to see them bring him back as a 2018 draftee.