Denver Broncos wide receiver Juwann Winfree is turning heads in camp and defensive back Chris Harris Jr. is taking notice.
Juwann Winfree was taken in the sixth round of the NFL Draft in 2019 by the Denver Broncos. Some people loved Winfree coming out but were weary of the injuries he dealt with as a Colorado Buffalo. Winfree has quite an injury history. Torn ACL, hamstring and ankle injuries.
However, the talent on the football field is something that is sight to behold. In all honesty, there is no serious flaw in his game. The route running is spectacular and hands are his best trait. Add to this the size is impressive with his skill set.
Defensive back and team leader Chris Harris Jr. lauded Winfree’s potential in camp.
Winfree felt humbled by the praise of Harris because he imagined competing at the next level, but watched players like Harris before hand.
“That’s huge to me, man. That made me smile, just because I’ve grown up watching these guys. When I got here, I always thought I could succeed at this level, but actually finally doing it, working and being able to compete against these top guys, going against the ones, it’s providing a lot of confidence for me, and it’s improving my game just going against him,” Winfree responded to Harris’ positive comments.
It means a great deal to earn praise from players right away. First impressions mean a lot to rookies and first year players. These a confidence booster moments and something Winfree will cherish. He will need to keep the foot on the gas to be what people see in him.
As we said above, he’s incredibly talented who can make tough catches look routine. A player like Winfree can contort his body to make a back shoulder catch look easy when it is not.
Here’s an example: Drew Lock threw a pass to Winfree against the first team defense Saturday. The pass was okay, but Winfree took the ball away from the defensive back. That’s raw strength and not something you see everyday. If Winfree keeps this up, he will be a real player going forward.