The Denver Broncos got out of the gates a bit sluggish in regard to signing their rookie draft picks, but after agreeing to terms with a seventh round pick earlier on Monday, the Broncos agreed to terms with second round selection Cody Latimer.
Latimer was the No. 56 selection in May’s 2014 NFL Draft out of Indiana and could slide into the wide receiver rotation to help offset the loss of Eric Decker who signed with the New York Jets earlier this offseason.
Latimer posted a picture to his personal Twitter account of him signing his contract with the caption, “It’s official today I signed my contract to be a Denver Bronco, a great organization… let’s work!!
The team signed Emmanuel Sanders to help replace the productive Decker, but the 6-3, 215-pound Latimer has similar size to that of Decker and could find himself lined up wide in the red zone and bring in a few touchdown passes from Peyton Manning.
He is built similarly to Pro Bowl receiver Demaryius Thomas and could form a deadly duo over the next few seasons, even more so if the Broncos do not re-sign Wes Welker who is a free agent at the end of the season.
Latimer posted career-high numbers across the board in his final season with the Hoosiers with 72 receptions for 1,096 yards and nine touchdowns. The receptions and touchdowns were good for fourth in the Big Ten while the yardage total was the third highest total in the conference.
For his career, Latimer posted 135 receptions, 2,042 yards and 17 touchdowns.