One of the speediest wide receivers in the 2020 draft class is officially a second-round pick.
Former Penn State wide receiver KJ Hamler heard his name called midway through the second round on Friday night. He was selected with the 46th pick by the Denver Broncos, which also selected Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy with its first-round selection on Thursday night.
Hamler was the second Penn State player taken in the second round, behind teammate and defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos. The Nittany Lion lineman was taken by the Carolina Panthers with the 38th pick.
Because of his speed and elusiveness, Hamler earned the nickname “Human Joystick” while at Penn State. Last season, he totaled 904 yards and eight touchdown catches on 56 receptions. The Nittany Lions ended the 2019 season with an 11-2 record.
Hamler provides more than just speed at the wide receiver position, as he can fill multiple roles on the field. Along with catching passes, Hamler also fielded kickoffs and punts and took a few handoffs during his time in State College. His combination of speed and vision allows him to be a big-time playmaker in multiple roles on the field.
After a stellar career at Penn State, Hamler is headed to Denver to put his skills on display at the next level.