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Vance Joseph expects tough decisions at wide receiver

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The Broncos drafted two wide receivers this year and both Carlos Henderson and Isaiah McKenzie offer the team potential solutions to issues in the return game that plagued the team all of last season.

Their arrival is going to make it tougher for some Broncos holdovers to make this year’s team. It’s hard to imagine Henderson, a third-round pick, getting cut under any circumstances and McKenzie, a fifth-round selection, would have to be a pretty major flop to fail to make the team, so space gets scarce once you pencil them in along with starters Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.

Cody Latimer, Jordan Taylor, Kalif Raymond and Bennie Fowler return from last season’s roster and Marlon Brown is back after a back injury put him out of commission last year.

“That’s a full room,” coach Vance Joseph said, via Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com. “We drafted two young guys who are going to help us in that spot. It was a good room last year. We added, in my opinion, more speed. We added a guy in Isaiah who can do a bunch of different things for us on the offensive side of the football. When you draft guys that have a shot, it does naturally motivate guys. It should. … It’s going to be a tough decision in terms of who makes our football team, but that’s the way it should be.”

Latimer, a 2014 second-round pick, has caught 16 passes over his first three seasons and his failure to develop as hoped helped make Henderson and McKenzie appealing to the Broncos in April. If the rookies show enough this summer, Latimer could be out of chances to make good on what the Broncos saw in him coming out of college.

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9 Responses to “Vance Joseph expects tough decisions at wide receiver”
  1. td30 says: Jul 6, 2017 12:44 PM

    Pretty easy choice, IMO, assuming the rookies arent really bad.

    Latimer, Fowler, and Raymond are all very dispensible. Fowler has dropped more passes than I can count, and Latimer hasnt been open to pass to in the first place.

    Jordan Taylor is legit, though

  2. ncfloyd says: Jul 6, 2017 2:03 PM

    Demaryius Thomas can’t catch.

  3. vusnu says: Jul 6, 2017 2:33 PM

    What did Vance Joseph accomplish as an assistant again to warrant his hire as HC in Denver?

  4. doggz109 says: Jul 6, 2017 3:06 PM

    Vance Joseph was a highly sought after HC candidate. If Denver didn’t hire him….he was going somewhere else and he was also Elway’s first choice before Kubiak came available (which was a no brainer and worked out well).

    Back to the article….Jordan Taylor is special. Keep him and dump Latimer, Fowler, Raymond, and Brown.

  5. wahoo21 says: Jul 6, 2017 3:22 PM

    Who is going to throw to them anyway ?

  6. jonwill57 says: Jul 6, 2017 4:11 PM

    @ vusnu says:
    Jul 6, 2017 2:33 PM

    What did Vance Joseph accomplish as an assistant again to warrant his hire as HC in Denver?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Do your own research. You’ll find he did as much or more than several other coaches.

  7. vusnu says: Jul 6, 2017 4:19 PM

    doggz109 says:
    Jul 6, 2017 3:06 PM

    Vance Joseph was a highly sought after HC candidate. If Denver didn’t hire him….he was going somewhere else and he was also Elway’s first choice before Kubiak came available (which was a no brainer and worked out well).
    =================
    Does not answer the question. One year as a DC with the 18th ranked defense. You can oogle all you want to over this guy – but again, what did he accomplish as an assistant professional coach to warrant being hired as HC of the Denver Broncos?

  8. randyschwimmer7 says: Jul 6, 2017 4:33 PM

    wahoo21 says:
    Jul 6, 2017 3:22 PM
    Who is going to throw to them anyway ?
    ____________________________________

    Your mom lets them throw at her all day long….Just saying.

  9. slick50kc says: Jul 6, 2017 5:41 PM

    All that and still no real QB.

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