VIDEO: KJ Hamler High School Highlights From 2016 Prove Broncos Got a Steal in the NFL Draft

Max Staley
KJ Hamler looked unstoppable in his high school highlights.
KJ Hamler looked unstoppable in his high school highlights. /

When the Denver Broncos selected Jerry Jeudy at No. 15 overall, few experts were projecting the team to draft another wide receiver in the second round. But the organization surprisingly drafted KJ Hamler at No. 46 overall, and that decision instantly gives the Broncos a really dangerous receiving corps.

While Hamler never got the chance to show off his speed at the 2020 NFL Combine, one quick look at his high school highlight tape proves the team drafted a special athlete.

KJ Hamler High School Highlights

Hamler earned the nickname "The Human Joystick" and it's not hard to see why. He looked uncoverable in high school, ultimately receiving a four-star grade entering college.

He's never been the most physically imposing prospect, with a 5-foot-9, 178-pound frame, but he was productive whenever he got the chance at Penn State. As a redshirt freshman, Hamler racked up 798 yards from scrimmage and 6 touchdowns. He followed that up with 947 yards from scrimmage and 8 scores in 2019.

Hamler should be an excellent complement to big-bodied Broncos receivers like Courtland Sutton and Jeudy.

If the speedy Penn State product looks anything like he did in high school, he could help take Denver's skill-position group over the top in 2020.

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