The Denver Broncos depth at wide receiver is quite intriguing, with players like Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, and Wes Welker to name a few. Because of how many players are lined up hoping to catch a pass from the great Peyton Manning, it is going to be difficult for some of these wide outs to make the roster. One prospect, an UDFA, is hoping to become one of the select few.
Bennie Fowler joined the Broncos after the NFL Draft when he did not hear his name called. During his time with the Michigan State Spartans he had very limited opportunities as injuries hampered a good amount of his college career. Due to his injuries, he did not start many games for the team but made the most of his chances no matter if he started or not.
Despite his limited starts, he has quite a bit of upside. He has the ability to adjust and does well after the catch in order to pick up those important yards. He also has a great ability to jump for the ball to beat out the coverage, whether it is to catch the ball near the sideline or in the corner of the end zone. He can contribute on special teams as a returner. Fowler has a lot of potential to become a great player in the league.
With all players though, they have their share of weaknesses. Fowler is not as physical as the other Broncos receivers that we have seen, and that is something he will need to work on if he wants any chance of making the roster. He also has the tendency of dropping passes and has been questioned on his work ethic. If he can work on these weaknesses, he should be a solid player.
As far as him becoming part of the Broncos, right now he would probably only contribute on special teams as of now if he does make the roster. If he can make some changes and work hard, there is no doubt in my mind that he can become a great wide out for the team in the future. He has some work to do, but his untapped potential and skills should not be ignored and perhaps in the future we will hear his name called as he takes the field.