Data Scout Notes: 1stC/HMM/PMaxwell/PBiletnikoff/1st C/M
Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Wide receiver Eric Decker: He should have gone much higher in the draft, but a season-ending foot injury set him back. If he gets healthy -- and he said he hopes to be fully ready by training camp -- the Broncos might have got a steal in the third round.
A closer look at the Broncos' picks: Round 3/78 -- Eric Decker, WR, 6-3, 217, Minnesota, Decker is big, smart, can make plays and has fantastic hands. Once he recovers from a foot injury, he could be a good player for the Broncos. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Eric Decker News
09/30/15 - WR Eric Decker (knee) was officially listed as questionable by the Jets after taking part in limited practice again Friday.
Decker was diagnosed with a PCL injury after undergoing an MRI last week.
09/22/15 - WR Eric Decker (knee) avoided serious injury when he was injured in the fourth quarter of Monday's 20-7 win over the Colts. Decker, who had eight catches for 97 yards and a touchdown, was diagnosed with a PCL injury after undergoing an MRI on Tuesday. He is listed as day-to-day. Decker missed one game last season and was limited in several others by a hamstring injury.
09/21/15 - WR Eric Decker had eight receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown, but he left the game in the fourth quarter with a knee injury. His condition will be evaluated Tuesday.
12/28/14 - WR Eric Decker was targeted 11 times in Sunday's season-ending 37-24 win over the Miami Dolphins and came up with 10 receptions for a career-high 221 yards. The 10 catches tied a career high. Decker finished the season with respectable numbers: 74 catches for 962 yards and five TDs. He had some nagging injuries this season that kept him out of one game and at less than 100 percent in some others. He also had to deal with the Jets' mess at quarterback. If he gets healthier next season and has a better QB, he may take off. Remember, in Denver for two years playing with QB Peyton Manning, Decker averaged 86 catches for 1,176 yards and 12 TDs.
--RB Chris Johnson ran 10 times for 20 yards on Sunday. He is a prime example of why NFL running backs have a short shelf life. He ran for more than 2,000 yards in his second season as a pro, 2009. And he was still a 1,200-yard back in 2012. But his yardage totals have decreased in each of his past two seasons. He had averaged 3.9 yards per rush with Tennessee in 2013. And this season, with the Jets, is his first ever below 1,000 yards. Johnson is only 29, but his best days are almost certainly behind him. He finished this season with 663 yards.
11/20/14 - WR Eric Decker said Wednesday that the Jets' bye week provided valuable time for his hamstring to heal. Decker was injured during training camp and aggravated the injury against Green Bay on Sept. 14. He played through the injury in the next two games before sitting out against San Diego on Oct. 5. Decker was not listed on the Jets' injury report on Wednesday. He leads the Jets in receptions (43), receiving yards (450) and receiving touchdowns (four).