Denver Broncos top performer vs. Cowboys no. 2: Kendall Hinton, WR
Last season, Kendall Hinton finished off with a stat line of 15 catches for 175 yards and a touchdown. During Saturday night’s preseason game against the Cowboys, Hinton racked up 3 catches for 53 yards and a diving touchdown.
In a postgame locker room interview, Hinton talked the media through his touchdown-scoring play:
"“We had an All Go situation. They played a lot of man, so it was beat the man in front of you. Josh made a good throw, and I was able to make the play” (via Broncos PR)"
It wouldn’t be the only time Hinton had his man beat, he hauled in another huge 23-yard pass heading towards the sidelines with 11 seconds left on the clock. The play led to an eventual 52-yard field-goal from McManus as the first half came to a close.
Hinton is a severely underrated receiver. His deceiving speed, ability to get open in one-on-one situations, and reliability are all great traits that he continues to display while he’s out on the field of play.
If he can crack the final roster, Hinton can do some serious damage with opposing defenses focusing primarily on the likes of Jeudy or Sutton.