Denver Broncos Head Coach Vance Joseph met with the media today after the Broncos Monday OTA session and he was asked multiple questions, including how they plan on using rookie receiver/returner Isaiah McKenzie.
Another star of the day was isiah McKenzie. "He will be used out of the backfield". IMac looked amazing today— Darren McKee (@dmac1043) June 5, 2017
Joseph indicated that they're going to use McKenzie all over the field this upcoming season, including the backfield.
"He’s a guy that we’re going to use obviously in the slot and in the return game, but also maybe in the backfield a little bit. He has a skillset that we could use him in a lot of places. He’s exciting. He’s a smart guy. He’s a tough guy. So we’re excited about him."
The instant comparison for McKenzie is Kansas City Chiefs second-year receiver/returner, Tyreek Hill. Both sport smaller frames and are undersized, but are also explosive as you can get. Both are returners, slot receivers, and gadget type players.
The Broncos saw first-hand what Hill can do to them twice last season, so It looks like they want their own version of him. What also helps is having former Kansas City Chiefs assistant Special Teams coach Brock Olivio on their coaching staff. He saw first hand how good Hill was last season, and how to correctly use a player like him.
Joseph was asked about this comparison and said that they are "hoping to get something like that out of him".
"That’s tough to say. I mean, Tyreek had a hell of a year. That’s amazing what he did last year. We’re hoping to get something like that out of McKenzie as far as his returnability and his slot receiving skills and his backfield skills. Maybe. We’ll see."
If the Broncos can get that sort of production out of McKenzie then this potentially explosive offense will have an added element to it to make it even more dangerous.
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