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Isaiah McKenzie and Carlos Henderson have a lot of ground to make up to make this team

Both 2nd year players from the 2017 draft could find themselves on the outside looking in on the final 53-man roster if they’re not careful.

There’s been a lot of talk leading up to camp about the wide receiver position and how it will be one of the more exciting positions to watch in camp. That’s still true, but the talk over the last few days has taken more of a sour note with news of Carlos Henderson being placed on the Reserved/Did-Not-Report list.

Add into that, Denver is reportedly expected to sign receiver Corey Brown to the roster to compete in camp, and things are beginning to look pretty grim for the former 3rd round pick.

Additionally, Brown’s imminent signing makes it that much tougher on another draft pick from 2017 who has had struggles of his own, Isaiah McKenzie.

Nicki Jhabvala, from the Athletic, joined the Orange and Blue 760 crew today to discuss this very thing. She made the point that both Henderson and McKenzie were drafted as potential slot weapons and special teams contributors. However, Corey Brown provides both of those things, as he is a return specialist as well. Check out the whole conversation in the link above.

An already crowded wide receiver room is getting even more crowded, and with the two vets and two rookies places locked in, there’s just not many spots left.

We’ll see what happens once camp kicks off, but things aren’t looking good for the two Broncos 2017 draft picks at wide receiver as it looks more and more likely that they’ll end up on a long list of recent failed mid-round picks for Denver.