Kenny Golladay, Wide Receiver, Northern Illinois Huskies
Weight: 218 pounds
Arms: 32 inches
Hands: 9-¾ inches
40-Yard Dash: 4.5 seconds
Bench Press (225 lbs): 18 reps*
Vertical Jump: 35.5 inches
Broad Jump: 120 inches
3-Cone Drill: 7.0 seconds
20-Yard Shuttle: 4.15 seconds
* Denotes 90th percentile or higher compared against peers
Is a H/W/S prospect — height, weight and speed. Quarterback’s dream with his size. Long strider who eats up space quickly and can be a deep threat.
Hand fighter to battle cornerbacks. High-points passes and catches passes away from his body. Has a huge catch radius. Willing to go get the ball either high or low.
Shows excellent instincts when route running. Good awareness finding the soft spot in zone defenses. Can be used in a variety of ways due to the H/W/S combination.
A lot of issues with his route running. Doesn’t disguise his routes, needs to be sharper, needs to be quicker with cuts to get separation and needs to shake off defenders in his routes.
Not a initiative blocker, instead waits until he has to block. Bad awareness. Shows limited boundary awareness and had many catches on the sideline not count.
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Kenny Golladay has a lot of potential and can be a diverse receiver on the field. He has enough speed to be a deep threat, while he has the size and weight to work the shorter and intermediate routes.
There is a lot of work to do on his route running before he can be a consistent contributor on offense.
Fit With The Broncos
Golladay is a repeat of what the Broncos already have in spades on their roster. Jordan Taylor and Cody Latimer have very similar styles to Golladay, and while Latimer hasn’t lived up to his potential that saw him drafted in the second round, Taylor has been impressive in limited action.
Golladay would be a bit of a project stuck behind other young receivers trying to step up.
Draft Grade: Round 6
Where He Goes: Round 6-7
Erick Trickel is the Senior Draft Analyst for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ErickTrickel.