DaeSean Hamilton, age 23
Penn State’s all-time leading receiver and a player many considered to be the best route runner in the class of 2018 somehow fell to the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the Draft.
It wouldn’t be the first time a big time receiver prospect fell to Denver in the fourth round, but a player of Hamilton’s caliber should have been off the board prior to day three.
Hamilton’s major concerns coming out of Penn State were related to his overall athleticism, and he proved at the Penn State pro day to be a good enough athlete to hang with NFL defensive backs.
At Broncos OTAs, no rookie was more impressive than Hamilton, whose work ethic shined bright.
Hamilton routinely stayed after practice with a jugs machine, and was mentioned by Broncos coaches and players alike for his veteran presence, even as a young player.
Hamilton’s ability to run routes and create separation with foot quickness will make him an ideal slot receiver at the next level, but he’s also excellent after the catch.
He will have a prominent role in his rookie season.