clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Denver Broncos select wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft

The Denver Broncos have drafted Isaiah McKenzie with the 175th pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

NCAA Football: UL Lafayette at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

After a trade with the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round, the Denver Broncos used their 172nd pick of the 2017 NFL Draft to select Georgia wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie. The Broncos gave up their original seventh round pick (238th overall) to the Packers to move up three spots in the fifth round.

Isaiah McKenzie is an undersized receiver with plus ability on special teams. Had six return scores in his career at Georgia and according to reports, scored a touchdown every seventh time he touched the ball on offense.

At 5’7” and 173 lbs, he is a smaller receiving threat and more explosive as a return man. According to his scouting reports, McKenzie has big play ability when schemed to his specific skill set.

BOTTOM LINE: McKenzie's big play production is impressive on paper, but once you get into the tape, it becomes apparent that much of what he is able to accomplish is due to mismatched speed in space and packaged plays tailored towards his strengths. As a receiver, he is below the mark of what teams will expect from their slots in terms of route-running, but his explosive return ability could land him work right away.

2017 Broncos Draft Picks

Round Pick Selection Position School Info Highlights
Round Pick Selection Position School Info Highlights
1 20 Garett Bolles OT Utah Scouting Report Video
2 51 DeMarcus Walker DE Florida State Scouting Report Video
3 82 Carlos Henderson WR Louisiana Tech Scouting Report Video
3 101 Brendan Langley CB Lamar Scouting Report Video
4 126 Traded to Browns
5 145 (from Browns) Jake Butt TE Michigan Scouting Report Video
5 172 (from Packers) Isaiah McKenzie WR Georgia Scouting Report Video
5 177 Traded to 49ers
6 203 De'Angelo Henderson RB Coastal Carolina Scouting Report Video
7 238 Traded to Packers
7 252 Trade to Browns
7 253 Chad Kelly QB Ole Miss Scouting Report Video


How would you grade the Broncos pick of Isaiah McKenzie?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    (192 votes)
  • 30%
    (307 votes)
  • 30%
    (312 votes)
  • 14%
    (142 votes)
  • 5%
    (56 votes)
1009 votes total Vote Now