It's that time of the year again. Mile High Report begins our annual 90 players in 90 days roster breakdown. Last year went fairly well, but starting today and through August 27th, we'll break down every player on the Denver Broncos roster.
Name: Bralon Addison
Height: 5'9" Weight: 197
Age: 22 Experience: R
Bralon Addison spent 2014 on Oregon's injured reserve after his 2013 season produced 911 yards from scrimmage. He returned in 2015 to the tune of a touchdown catch once every 6 catches, 10 in total. Accompanying those 10 touchdown receptions was a 4.9 rushing average on 17 carries and 2 rushing touchdowns.
The Good: You guys remember the Oregon Ducks, even if you're only a casual college football fan you've seen Oregon play. Addison leaves Oregon with three seasons under his belt, 167 plays, 2,040 yards and 22 touchdowns and that's just on offense. To add some extra mustard In 2015 he had an impressive punt return against Michigan State.
The Bad: He tore his ACL in Spring 2014, got scouts insisting that he didn't trust his knee, turned in a combine 40-time of 4.66 seconds, only to follow that up at Oregon's Pro Day with runs of 4.72 and 4.73.
Then you have the common Oregon player narrative, didn't have many challenging routes in college scheme, won't fit in as an NFL receiver.
Quotable: "[Bralon Addison]'s like a toy you say you want [for] Christmas and then you never play with it. I can guarantee that if we were to draft him, our coaches would say they have to find a way to get him the ball and then he'll get cut or sit the bench because they can't figure out how to use him." -- NFC executive
Status: I have Addison as the most likely college free agent to make the roster. He's been held out of OTA's thus far because Oregon does not graduate until June 12th. So he's been missing time while a whole gang of undrafted wide receivers are shining, but I think the plan with Addison has to be as a returner. I see him as a returner first and a 7th wide receiver with the ability to run, catch and throw (Addison was a quarterback before he committed to the University of Oregon).