One Broncos rookie is already starting to turn some heads

Denver Broncos, Montrell Washington - Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos, Montrell Washington - Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

The Denver Broncos have had their first couple of training camp sessions and the team has already had some players stand out in practice. 

The Broncos have been out for practice sessions the last few days and while most of the early attention has been on new quarterback Russell Wilson, there have been several players who have looked good. The team also has a rookie that is beginning to turn some heads.

That would be fifth-round pick Montrell Washington. A wide receiver out of Samford, Washington is expected to help the team as a return man and that is where he has made some early waves.

It is not a guarantee that Washington will make the team but I would personally be quite surprised if he didn’t. The Broncos moved on from Diontae Spencer this offseason and will need a guy who can field kicks. Other players, such as Kaden Davis and Trey Quinn, have been given some reps as kick returners in early practices, but there is no doubt that Washington is the favorite.

He is also developing a relationship with Wilson, which will certainly work in his favor. If he can contribute on offense, something Spencer could never do, he will be all but a lock to make the team.

Washington was an impact player at Samford and he really put his name on the map last year in a game against the Florida Gators. Samford, who plays in the Southern Conference and is nowhere near the level of the powerhouse Gators, put up 52 points against them. Though it was in a losing effort, Washington had a day.

He caught 10 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown while returning five kickoffs for 179 yards and a touchdown. He also scored on a 1-yard touchdown run in the game.

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The Broncos could have a star on their hands with Washington and he is off to a strong start in training camp.