2014 NFL Draft: Scouting WR Cody Latimer

Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

The Broncos traded up to take wide receiver Cody Latimer

The Denver Broncos traded up seven spots with the San Francisco 49ers to take Indiana Wide Receiver Cody Latimer. Latimer joins an already stacked Denver Broncos offense that includes Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Emmanuel Sanders, Julius Thomas and Peyton Manning. Peyton has to be smiling right now.

Latimer enjoyed a solid three-year career at the University Of Indiana. During his career he totaled 135 receptions for 2,042 yards, and 17 career receiving touchdowns.

Year Receptions Receiving Yards Touchdowns
2011 12 141 2
2012 51 805 6
2013 72 1,096 9

Lets get to know our new second round receiver!

Cody Latimer:

Height: 6'3 Weight: 215lbs 40 Time: 4.38 (Pro Day)

Arm Length: 32 5/8" Hands: 9 5/8"

Bench Press: 23 reps Vertical: 39 Inches

Film Room:



Cody Latimer vs Michigan State

Cody Latimer vs Bowling Green

Cody Latimer vs Missouri

Scouting Report:

Strengths:

  • Frame: Latimer has a thick, athletic frame that you like to see your receiver have. Latimer is strong too, benched 23 reps at the combine
  • Athleticism: Latimer ran a sub-4.5 40 time at his pro day, and can get YAC.
  • Hands: Latimer has big soft hands that help him make tough catches. Latimer dropped 1 pass on 119 targets last season.
  • Beat Press: Has the strength to beat press coverage.
  • Run Blocking: Latimer is a willing run blocker. Rod Smith will be at camp harping this to the young rookie.
  • Potential: Latimer has all the tools to be become a number one receiver in the NFL.

Weaknesses:

  • Route Running: Latimer needs to improve his route running skills. Rounds off routes, and needs to get better at coming back for the ball. Coachable.
  • Lacks Second Gear: While Latimer is fast, he doesn't have a great second year. Not a huge deal though.
  • Drops: Has had some issues with drops early in his college career, but he seemed to clean that up last season.

I love this pick.
Go Broncos!!
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