Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington says he’ll be meeting with the Broncos tonight.— Nick Kosmider (@NickKosmider) March 2, 2018
With the Broncos retaining both wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, wide receiver isn’t a big immediate need for them, but they’re meeting with the former Oklahoma State wide receiver tonight at the Combine.
Washington is a 5’11”, 205lb wide receiver who is considered to be a second-round pick by NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein. He played four seasons at Oklahoma State and is coming off a very impressive 2017 season. He totaled 74 receptions for 1549 yards and 13 touchdowns.
He is comparable to 2017 third-round pick Carlos Henderson. He’s an explosive big-play threat who can play inside or outside for you. They have similar builds and playing style as well. Adding a player like Washington to Thomas and Sanders would make whoever the quarterback is for the Broncos very, very happy.
The Broncos hold the 40th pick in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft and if they do indeed land themselves a veteran quarterback like Kirk Cousins, they could look to give him another weapon.
I think it’s safe to say that the Broncos will likely be offensive heavy this offseason in free agency and the draft.