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KJ Hamler Drafted by Denver Broncos in the Second Round

The explosive wide receiver and return man is the second Nittany Lion off the board.

Purdue v Penn State Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Penn State had its second player taken off the board as KJ Hamler was selected by the Denver Broncos with the 46th pick in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

It did not take long for Hamler to make a name for himself in Happy Valley. In his first game in a Penn State uniform, Hamler’s late heroics helped the Nittany Lions avoid a major upset against Appalachian State to kick off the 2018 season. From there, he quickly became one of the most dangerous playmakers in all of college football.

Hamler led Penn State in receptions and yards during both of his seasons at Penn State, accumulating 14 touchdowns from scrimmage along the way. He was also a dangerous return man who often forced teams to give up field position as opposed to taking the risk of kicking it in his direction.

While Hamler lacks ideal size at 5-9 and 170 lbs., there are few players who are as dangerous with the ball in their hands. He has proven time and time again, that he can easily make a single cut to separate himself from the entire defense, and once he is in the open field, he is nearly impossible to catch.

Hamler should contribute immediately in Denver, and just like at Penn State, he will become an immediate fan favorite thanks to his immense big-play potential.