Broncos OTA Day 3 takeaways

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — It was just a glimpse. But midway through Thursday’s practice, rookie wide receiver Carlos Henderson showed with one reception why the Broncos are so high on his potential.

That’s where the notes from Thursday’s organized team activity begin.

… Henderson punctuated the day with a dazzling touchdown catch from Trevor Siemian that saw him work his way into space between two defenders near the goal line. Siemian uncorked a deep pass, and as Henderson found a gap, he turned and adjusted to the ball. He smoothly hauled it in and tumbled into the end zone for a score that elicited whoops and hollers from the offense.

Fellow draft pick Isaiah McKenzie also showed off his speed, taking a short pass as he crossed from left to right, getting to the edge and sprinting upfield past a cornerback and a safety.

Henderson and McKenzie will forever be connected because they came from the same draft class and were brought in for the same reason: to give the Broncos more speed and burst on offense and special teams.

“They can fly,” WR Demaryius Thomas said. “They both can run and catch the ball. They can do things after the catch. I look forward to seeing what they can do for the team.”

“If you’re out there at practice the past couple of days … you could see the playmaking ability that they have,” Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy added. “So they’re explosive players.”

Yet they have much to learn, just like all the rookies do. That is their top priority.

“No. 1 is [to] learn the system, because they’re swimming. All the rookies that just got here not long ago, they’re trying to figure out which way is right and left right now,” McCoy said.

“But the most important thing right now — and it’s really the whole entire offense — is put yourself in a position come training camp to win a spot on the football team. And don’t worry about anybody else, just take care of your own job, and that’s what I tell all the players — not just those two young receivers, but…

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