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Warren Jackson, WR, Colorado State
Of all of the undrafted players the Denver Broncos signed in 2021, the fan base was not nearly as excited for any one player as they were for former Colorado State star Warren Jackson.
As of 2019, Jackson appeared to be the next in a fairly long line of CSU Rams receivers making their way to the NFL, but the effects of the pandemic in 2020 were far reaching.
Jackson looked like a draftable player in 2019 with 77 receptions for over 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns. He was a contested-catch machine for the Rams and at 6-foot-6, he’s in the 99th percentile at the wide receiver position in terms of height.
Despite a lack of truly elite athletic traits by comparison to other wide receivers, Jackson has a pretty distinct advantage over other undrafted players of having spent the last year training at Loren Landow’s facility in Denver.
Landow, of course, is the Denver Broncos’ head strength and conditioning coach, so it’s likely that Jackson already has a rapport with at least a few coaches and teammates, and that scouting report as far as his personality will be an easy one to verify.
If you thought Tim Patrick and Courtland Sutton were big, the 6-foot-6 Jackson is a weapon out there.
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Do not be shocked to see this guy contend for a roster spot. He will have to prove his worth on special teams and he’s basically going to have to catch everything thrown his way, but his size is rare and Jackson has tremendous hands. He could be an immediate asset in the red zone and the Broncos could get creative with him even as a rookie.