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
11/15/16 - WR Eric Decker underwent shoulder surgery Tuesday, over a month removed from the Jets placing him on injured reserve. Decker, who saw his season end on Oct. 12, elected to have hip surgery later in the month. Decker's wife broke the news of the latest surgery over social media on Tuesday, sharing a picture of her husband in hospital clothing. An eight-month recovery for a torn rotator cuff is expected for Decker, who would be sidelined through the team's offseason workouts.
10/18/16 - WR Eric Decker underwent hip surgery on Tuesday, the first of two major procedures the 29-year-old is facing. Decker's recovery time for the hip surgery will be approximately six months, according to the Jets. Decker will also require surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. Decker was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 12 due to the shoulder ailment. It is estimated Decker will require about eight months to heal from the shoulder operation.
10/12/16 - WR Eric Decker was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.
Decker hoped his partially torn rotator cuff would respond to rest and treatment, but after missing losses to the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers, the shoulder injury remains problematic.
Decker had nine receptions for 194 yards (21.6 yards per catch) and two touchdowns this season. The Jets have missed his presence in the offense, especially in the red zone. He's fourth in the NFL in touchdown receptions since 2012 and had at least one TD in 14 of 18 games since 2015.
Decker aggravated the shoulder injury during the Week 3 loss, 24-3, to the Chiefs. He told team officials of the increased pain and an MRI exam displayed that there was a tear.
To take his place on the 53-man roster, the Jets signed cornerback Nick Marshall, the former Auburn quarterback converted to the secondary.
Quincy Enunwa has replaced Decker alongside Brandon Marshall in the starting lineup and has 27 receptions for 294 yards through five games.
10/07/16 - WR Eric Decker will be out for the second straight week due to a partially torn rotator cuff in his shoulder.
10/06/16 - WR Eric Decker remained a spectator during Thursday's practice. Decker could be in jeopardy of missing his second straight game with a partially torn rotator cuff.