KJ Hamler was drafted out of Penn State by the Denver Broncos for his speed as a wide receiver, not for his blocking skills. However, he showed those off this past Sunday with a vicious takedown of Pittsburgh Steelers' cornerback Joe Haden.
Hamler stands in at 5-foot-9-inches and weighs 179 pounds, but throws this block like he is twice the size he really is. You have to love the admiration from Haden when he realizes what had just happened to him. Simply accepting it and giving props to the rookie was all he could really do.
A rookie earning his chops is one of the underwritten parts of the NFL and something every player goes through, but it seems like Hamler is having a lot of fun while doing it. Maybe defensive backs will be more careful when facing Hamler, a now recognized blocking force, for the rest of the season.
With fellow wide receiver Courtland Sutton going on injured reserve (IR), fantasy managers in deeper leagues might want to consider picking up Hamler before it's too late.
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