Denver Broncos: 2017 Draft Picks team wishes worked out
Wide Receiver Carlos Henderson
Wide receiver Carlos Henderson’s career with the Broncos was short-lived, as he did not appear in a single game for the team. Henderson battled drug abuse issues that ultimately derailed his career.
Henderson had some quality traits a team would want in its wide receiver, including athleticism and ability to move fast, avoiding defenders. In 2016, Henderson had 48–count ‘em, 48!—forced missed tackles for L.A. Tech.
Also in 2016, Henderson’s junior year, and final year in college, he had a breakout season. He caught 82 passes for 1,535 yards and an incredible 19 touchdown receptions. Henderson also scored two touchdowns on the ground on 14 rushing attempts for 133 yards.
It’s fascinating to imagine what the Broncos could have done to utilize Henderson and his skill set.
Unfortunately, it just was not meant to be. The Broncos moved on from Henderson before he even played a single regular season game. He later signed with Washington.
Adding salt to the wound of this failed draft pick, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected wide receiver Chris Godwin two picks after the selection of Henderson.