We’ve been following the position switch of Brendan Langley from corner to receiver this offseason, but there’s another player on Denver’s roster attempting to play a new position.
Former undrafted free agent, Bug Howard, comes to Denver via the AAF where he was able to gain valuable reps at a new position. Howard played wide receiver in his four years at UNC, and also coming out in the draft.
His scouting profile fits well for a position switch as he was a big receiver at 6’5” 220lbs with strong hands, but lacked the top end speed needed to consistently win on the outside. Howard said he is up to 240lbs now and began to get comfortable in his new role during his time in the AAF.
Howard joined the guys on 1st & 10 at 10 on Orange and Blue 760 to talk about his time so far with Denver. He was signed to the team after participating in the Broncos’ three-day rookie minicamp as a tryout player.
Howard said when they signed him, Denver told him they were impressed with his energy during the minicamp, him coming out everyday being consistent and hungry, as well as helping out some of the rookies where he could since he has been in the league a few years.
Check out the full interview as Howard drops some nuggets about Fangio’s practices and the vibe in the locker room currently. From just listening to him for a few minutes, I’m already a fan of the kid and want to see him succeed.
Denver seems to be continuing their trend of bringing in guys with strong worth ethics and high character. Keep Bug Howard on your list of players to watch for once training camp starts.