Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton gets a huge compliment from quarterback Case Keenum at day one of mandatory minicamp…
The Denver Broncos continued through their most recent phase of OTAs with day one of minicamp, and the rookie wide receivers Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton continued to impress.
Both players have made quite the impression since joining the team in April, but the fourth-rounder Hamilton continues to stand out with a veteran presence at the wide receiver position.
Though head coach Vance Joseph downplayed whether or not it was ‘common’ for rookies to be as good of route runners as Hamilton is, quarterback Case Keenum paid him a very high compliment:
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Hamilton’s professional approach comes as no surprise to those who have followed his journey prior to the 2018 NFL Draft and even dating back to his days in college at Penn State.
Hamilton was known as a mentor to some of his teammates, and in addition to leading by teaching, he was a leader by example.
The hype train has been chugging right along for these rookie receivers but Hamilton really developed quite the following among the NFL Draft community after his performance in Mobile during the week of the Senior Bowl.
Of course, it was there that the Broncos’ coaching staff got to work with Hamilton up close for the first time.
Word out of Broncos minicamp was that Hamilton rotated in as the top reserve when Demaryius Thomas ‘tweaked’ his foot at practice on Tuesday.
If that’s the case, he’s not only earning the trust of his teammates but the coaching staff as well.
Vance Joseph complimented Hamilton’s four years of production at Penn State, and said that more than anything, the fact that he played at a high level for four years in college made him a rarity as a rookie.
Those four years of experience and in a pro-style unit at that give Hamilton a unique edge as a rookie. His approach to perfecting and honing his craft along with his understanding of the need to get on the same page as the quarterback makes him a very unique day three draft pick that will contribute immediately.