The Denver Broncos traded with the Carolina Panthers in the sixth round to move up and draft Colorado wide out Juwann Winfree.
We have another trade Broncos Country. Denver was set to select with the 212th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. They swapped sixth round draft picks with the Carolina Panthers. The Denver Broncos also gave up their seventh round selection (237th overall) in this year’s draft.
With the Carolina Panthers pick, the Denver Broncos selected Juwann Winfree from Colorado University. The wide receiver from the Buffaloes could be the Denver Broncos final pick in the 2019 NFL Draft based on the trade.
But the Broncos got a solid player in Winfree. He ran a 4.51 40-yard at the Colorado Pro Day. Not too bad. And he helps with the depth at the wide receiver position. The team does have Emmanuel Sanders, Courtland Sutton, and Daesean Hamilton.
However, it is clear the depth at wide receiver is needed. We are uncertain what Emmanuel Sanders’ time table for his return is. Having a receiver in the wings can help. There are a few downsides to this pick.
Winfree did not have much production during his time with Colorado, recording only 49 catches and four touchdowns in two seasons. His abilities in the size, route running, and catching will be beneficial to the Denver Broncos in the passing game.
His abilities should really help Joe Flacco and potentially Drew Lock during his time with the Denver Broncos. That however will be seen in time, depending if he makes the final 53-man roster.
Unless the Denver Broncos are willing to trade, this is their final selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. With a whole seventh round left to go, it is odd seeing the team possibly finish the draft this early. John Elway must have a lot of faith if they were willing to possibly end their draft early.
It should be fun to see him play. Welcome to Denver Juwann Winfree!