There is no sugar coating how terrible Isaiah McKenzie performed as a rookie in 2017. With a new coaching staff, he is looking to get better.
Out of all of the Denver Broncos rookies in 2017, Isaiah McKenzie had a season to forget. The goal was for him to be an electrifying returner that the team has needed. Instead, he placed the football on the ground more than returning for any solid gain.
His biggest return came against the Philadelphia Eagles. Otherwise, he was a non-factor. McKenzie was ultimately replaced by Jordan Taylor. Once his spot was yanked, Broncos Country did not see much from him.
Going into 2018, Isaiah McKenzie needs to improve his game not only skill wise, but also mentally. It could have been the rookie jitters that got to him. He reflected on his rookie campaign after an OTA practice session.
“Last year was a roller coaster. It was very unacceptable by me. But this year, I came back with a clear mindset. I know how to do my job. [I know] how to catch the ball.[I know] I can run the ball. [I just] have to make great decisions.”
Drafted in the fifth round by the Denver Broncos in the 2017 NFL Draft, Isaiah McKenzie came from Georgia. Six fumbles during the season had Broncos Country hanging their heads low. With his rookie campaign over and a new special teams coordinator, Isaiah McKenzie is looking to improve and get his spot back.
McKenzie is also looking to contribute on the offensive side of the football. He has seen time in OTA practice as the top slot receiver. John Elway has been vocal about contributions in multiple spots. If McKenzie can impress, he could be quite the player in 2018.
Still a lot of time until training camp and preseason begins. Hopefully, Isaiah McKenzie continues to make his strides towards a successful 2018 campaign.