The Facts: The search for a reliable third WR in Denver could start with Henderson. “We’re counting on that kid to come in and play for us, especially in the slot,” Joseph said. “Or even (Emmanuel Sanders) goes to the slot and (Henderson) goes outside. Someone has to go into the slot and win the one-on-ones so we can get fair coverages on third downs.”
Diehards Line: Henderson, a third-round draft pick in 2017, averaged 18.7 yards per catch with 19 touchdowns during his senior season at Louisiana Tech in 2016, and though there were growing pains last spring and during training camp as he adjusted to an NFL playbook, his playmaking ability at Dove Valley was hard to miss. That was all, of course, before a torn thumb ligament ended his season before it started. As Post staffer Nick Kosmider suggests, moving Sanders into the slot, at least periodically, could create some interesting advantages for the Broncos.