Young players emerging
I think this goes without saying but it’s high time the Broncos started having some young players step up.
We talked about some redshirt freshmen we’re excited about on the latest episode of ‘The Juice’, specifically players like Chad Kelly, Carlos Henderson, Jake Butt, and DeMarcus Walker.
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One of the most critical aspects of the offseason in 2018 has to be player development. The Broncos’ 2017 was a complete joke from a player development standpoint.
Especially when the team intentionally drafts some projects like cornerback Brendan Langley or Henderson. What’s the long-term plan for those guys? In a lost season, the Broncos wasted opportunities to get young players reps, and it started at quarterback with Paxton Lynch.
It extended to virtually every position group on the team, and while some younger players blossomed last season (Justin Simmons, Adam Gotsis) we didn’t see enough contributions from a team that desperately needed to evaluate its youth last year.
One player I’m really expecting some big things from is Carlos Henderson.
Henderson is a phenomenal talent athletically and with the football in his hands. He was a monster after the catch at Louisiana Tech and unfortunately lost his rookie season after a thumb surgery.
With a capable quarterback, I would love to see what Henderson is capable of doing.