KJ Hamler Drafted By the Denver Broncos with the 46th Pick in the 2020 NFL Draft

By Matthew Filipovits on April 24, 2020 at 8:13 pm
Oct 19, 2019; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver KJ Hamler (1) runs with the ball after a catch for a touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines during the fourth quarter at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
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KJ Hamler will be taking his talents to Denver. The speedy wideout was selected by the Denver Broncos in the 2nd round with the No. 46 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

One of the youngest players in the draft, Hamler was a weapon for James Franklin in both the receiving and return game for the last two years. The speedster registered 98 catches for 1658 yards and 13 touchdowns in his Penn State career and was a favorite target for both Trace McSorley and Sean Clifford. He also returned 81 punts or kickoffs for 1258 yards and no touchdowns, although a handful of returns were called back due to some soft penalties.

The Human Joystick will look to bring his explosive skill set to the NFL and show that he can be the same all-purpose weapon at the next level as he was in college.

Hamler is the second Nittany Lion to hear his name called after Yetur Gross-Matos was selected No. 38 overall by the Carolina Panthers. He's the first Penn State receiver to be drafted since DaeSean Hamilton in 2018.

Hamler and Hamilton will be reunited with the Broncos as the two were teammates with the Nittany Lions in 2017.