In the 5th round of the 2009 NFL Draft, Josh McDaniels and the Broncos drafted small WR Kenny McKinley out of South Carolina. Last season he played in 8 games, starting none, he didn't have any catches last season, but did return seven kickoffs for 158 yards, while recording 3 tackles.
Drawing closer to the Broncos Training Camp, Denver currently has 11 Wide Receivers on the roster. Hold overs Jabar Gaffney, Eddie Royal, and Brandon Stokley, are pretty safe, along with Rookies Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker. The Broncos have 6 WR's who will be in close competition, hold-overs Brandon Lloyd, Matthew Willis, Kenny McKinley, and undrafted free agent signees Elric Arnett, Patrick Honeycutt and Landis Williams.
“We anticipated that (the Denver Broncos) would select at least one wide receiver, so I was not surprised when they drafted Thomas. Now Eric Decker is an excellent player that fits what they do too, but his arrival certainly creates a challenge for Kenny,” said McKinley’s agent, Andrew Bondarowicz, to FOX31’s Josina Anderson late Monday morning.
While this makes making the team harder for McKinley, he does have an experience edge over the rookies. The Broncos will have great competition at every position in camp, this will be exciting. Check back all offseason to find out the fate of McKinley, and every other Bronco.