Anticipating the Broncos’ need for a young quarterback, I tuned into a lot of West Virginia games this past season to watch Will Grier, and it was Gary Jennings who stood out the most among his plethora of targets.
At 6-foot-1, 214 pounds, Jennings is built like a running back and has big-time speed and explosiveness.
He ran a 4.42 at the Scouting Combine and posted a 37-inch vertical jump.
Vertical is where he wins, and that just so happens to be exactly what the Broncos need right now.
Jennings, in addition to being a top vertical threat, is a highly effective vertical threat. The Broncos toyed with the idea of bringing in John Brown this offseason, who has a catch percentage around 40-41 percent over the past two seasons combined.
That’s not a good number for a guy whose sole job is to blow the top off of defenses and make big plays downfield.
Jennings was the most efficient target in the Big 12 this past season and does a great job of tracking the ball downfield and coming down with it in contested catch situations.