According to Mike Klis of 9NEWS, the Denver Broncos signed their sixth round pick, running back De’Angelo Henderson, as well as their seventh round pick, quarterback Chad Kelly to four-year deals.
These two signings come on the heels of a four-year deal for wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie. With the rookie pay scale, it is unlikely we’ll see any of these draft picks unsigned for much longer.
As the 203rd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Henderson’s contract is expected to be worth $2.545M, with a $145k signing bonus.
Henderson was a small school workhorse at Coastal Carolina who holds a record for scoring a touchdown in 35 consecutive games. His game earned him comparisons to Danny Woodhead, which would be a great thing and a guy that the Broncos offense could use.
As the final pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, Kelly, Mr. Irrelevant, will receive a contract value of $2.464M, with a $64k signing bonus.
Kelly has the arm talent to be an elite quarterback in the NFL, but he must prove he has the maturity to put his past off-the-field issues to rest and overcome an injury history that plagued him through this past season.
The Broncos are working on having all of their rookies under contract by Thursday evening, so we should expect these signings to come in fast over the next day and a half.
Broncos working toward having all draft picks under contract by first rookie meeting tomorrow night. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) May 10, 2017