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: Mose Frazier
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'11" Weight: 183
Age: 22 Experience: R
The 2016 NFL Draft came and went and the name Mose Frazier was not called, but the Denver Broncos came calling once the draft concluded.
The Broncos just got done drafting former Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch in the first round of the draft and decided to bring his favorite target with him to the Mile High City.
Frazier played three seasons at Memphis and put up some solid number while there. During his three years, he totaled 135 receptions for 1,601 yards and 8 touchdowns. He also added 29 rushing attempts for 203 yards and 2 touchdowns. This past season Frazier totaled 70 receptions for 799 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also added 17 rush yards for 119 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Frazier will now join the Broncos this spring and summer and fight for a spot on the 53-man roster or a spot on the Broncos 10-man Practice Squad.
The odds are stacked against him for making the 53 man roster. The Broncos currently have 12 total receivers under contract and only half of those are making the team.
Obviously, Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are locks to make the team, but after those two it is wide open.
You have to assume players like Bennie Fowler, Cody Latimer, Jordan Norwood and even Jordan Taylor are the current favorites to make the roster, but you never who will stand out during Training Camp.
If Frazier wants to make the team or even the Practice Squad, this is where he will need to stand out. The odds against him, but Frazier says the odds have been against him his entire life.
"No disrespect to anyone else, but I’ve overcome the odds my whole life," Frazier said. "I’ll work hard and try to get better every day, make the right decisions, run true routes, catch every pass, return punts, play special teams, do whatever the coaches want."
That's the mentality he needs if he wants a shot at making the team.
Being Paxton Lynch's favorite target should give Frazier a good shot at making the Broncos practice squad.
I view him as the next Gerell Robinson. If you remember Robinson was Brock Osweiler's favorite target at Arizona State and the Broncos brought in Robinson as a UDFA after they drafted Osweiler. Robinson stuck around for a few years but never made it on the Broncos active roster.
So this alone should help Frazier secure a practice squad spot for Frazier this season.
The Broncos attended the Memphis Pro Day to watch Paxton Lynch workout and obviously they came away impressed, but they also came away impressed with Frazier.
According to Frazier, the Broncos told him if he went undrafted that they wanted to sign him.
"They told me that if I wasn’t drafted, they wanted to sign me," Frazier said. "I’m very happy to have this chance."
His soft hands and speed are what stood out to the Broncos and they hope those continue to show up on the field this summer.
He really is a longshot to make the Broncos final 53 man roster. He will need to really step up his game this summer to do that, and hope someone disappoints.
His size is a concern. At 5'11", 183lbs he may struggle against stronger corners and might be destined for the slot in the NFL.
Frazier on teammate and quarterback Paxton Lynch.
"He was the best quarterback in the draft," said Mose, "He’s got an incredible arm, throws excellent passes, is mobile and smart and a great leader. And he’s really funny."
He is a longshot to make the final 53 man roster. I think Frazier is destined for the Practice Squad in 2016 unless he gets hurt or has a really bad summer.