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2019 Broncos roster review: Wide receiver Juwann Winfree

The Denver Broncos are revamping their wide receiver corps. This young gun has a real chance to make the team in 2019.

Denver Broncos Training Camp 2019 Photo By Patrick Traylor/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Slap Winfree’s name in the dictionary under the word “upside.” He’s got it in spades.

Juwann Winfree is a home town guy out of CU that the fans of the Broncos are going to be rooting for hard this training camp. He has a great opportunity in front of him and with the Broncos drafting him into a squad that is searching for offensive weapons, the setting couldn’t be better for a young wide receiver.

Juwann Winfree Profile

Height: 6’ 3” | Weight: 215 pounds

Age: 22 | Experience: Rookie

Juwann Winfree’s path to the NFL has been one of more bumpy that I’ve seen. He’s had trouble with conduct and injuries in his collegiate career which have hampered his entry into the NFL with Denver taking him in the 6th round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

But CU took a chance on him after a couple of years of trouble early on and his work there when he was healthy was productive and showed a guy who has a lot of athletic talent.

The good

While he isn’t an absolute burner, he has the speed you want to see from a WR at the NFL level.

He’s also not afraid to stick his nose into the run blocking game which is a big deal at this level.

He has good hands and is great at adjusting to the ball in the open field.

Even with the things I can see out of his highlights, the big word on Winfree is that he’s got a lot of growth opportunity in his game and low tread on the tires.

The bad

From what I’ve read, his conduct issues were early in his college career. It is something worth taking note of, but hopefully Winfree has turned a page and is focused on being a great NFL player at this point.

The more worriesome knock on Winfree is his injury history. He doesn’t have a complete season under his belt at the college level and that has to be the biggest reason no one drafted a guy with this much upside earlier than the sixth round.

Juwann Winfree’s roster status with the Broncos

Winfree’s name is one that keeps standing out early in training camp. Keep your eye on him this preseason as if he keeps playing at a high level, I can easily see him being our #5 WR behind Emmanuel Sanders, Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton, and Tim Patrick.


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