Broncos wide receiver Cody Latimer has come a long way since his first training camp in 2014. A combination of his youth and jitters held him back from the season he was hoping for – but now he has a chance to make up for lost time.
“I just needed to have confidence in myself,” Latimer said. “Last year I was down. [I] was always nervous about getting in the huddle with Peyton [Manning] and not wanting to mess up. This year, it's just like, ‘Go out there and play fast.’ If you mess up, you mess up, as long as you're playing fast and keep making plays.”
Last season, Latimer just skimmed the surface of his ability. He was active in eight games and totaled two receptions for 23 yards and two kickoff returns for 22 yards.
In 2015, Latimer has been playing fast and furious during training camp thus far. After getting plenty of repetitions during the offseason, he has impressed fans, coaches and teammates alike while showcasing highlight-reel catches and his sheer athleticism, the story said. He also has a close relationship with QB Peyton Manning. Latimer has a chance to contribute as the team's WR3, but could see a spot on the outside if Emmanuel Sanders continues to play the slot.