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PFF ranked Jalen Virgil a top 5 rookie wide receiver in second preseason game

The Denver Broncos have had a couple of young wide receivers breakout in the preseason. Jalen Virgil being one of them.

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When the Denver Broncos lost Tim Patrick for the season to an ACL injury, there was a bit of panic in the fanbase over such a blow to the incredible array of passing weapons available to Russell Wilson. However, after the first preseason game it became clear the Broncos actually have a wide receiver problem. A good one.

After that first preseason game, I handled out MHR Game Balls to not one young wide receiver, but four! One of those was undrafted rookie Jalen Virgil who showed up against in the second preseason game well enough to land on Pro Football Focus’ radar. Virgil was the fifth-best rookie wide receiver last week according to their grading system.

Frankly, I don’t see how the Broncos don’t keep seven active wide receivers on the roster. I would hate to see them lose a guy like Virgil just because they ‘have too many guys’ at the position. We’ll find out in a week who doesn’t make the final cut and who they are able to stow away on their practice squad.

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