Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana


Broncos, Round 2. Was a junior. A few years ago, the Broncos drafted a WR with a recent foot injury named Eric Decker, and that worked out fine for them. Latimer is better than Decker was coming out of college, and should fit in nicely with the team. And, with Peyton throwing him the ball, his ceiling is very high. Should start immediately.

Positives: Good hands – can extend for catches and track over outside shoulder. Above-average concentration in traffic. Above-average routes – quick in and out of breaks. Good height and bulk for the position. Above-average hand size. Very good upper body strength and is able to get physical with CBs for position. Good vertical leap. Adequate field speed and above-average track speed. Adequate routes. Adjusts fairly well to off-target passes. Very good downfield run blocker.

Negatives: Doesn’t get much separation in his routes. Suspect balance making cuts. Missed several games in 2011 due to a hernia. Also had foot surgery in February 2014, which limited his draft-process workouts and will limit him into training camp.

Projection: On his own talent, I’d say he was a WR3 with WR2 upside, but, on the Broncos, I’d say you can look for WR1 numbers from him pretty early on. Draft in the first round of dynasty rookie drafts.

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