McKnight earned reps with the starting offense on Friday and was able to make a clutch first-down catch, Troy Renck of ABC 7 Denver reports.
Renck later reported that McKnight has been one of the sleepers through the first week of camp. With the first four wide receiver slots all but set, McKnight may be competing with fellow unheralded rookies JuWann Winfree and Trinity Benson for one or two spots. For his part, McKnight brings an All-American pedigree from FCS contender Samford, where he nabbed 313 passes for 4,357 yards and 32 touchdowns in four seasons, including a 14-catch, 215-yard clinic against Florida State in 2018. His capabilities as a punt returner may prove to be a difference maker.
McKnight signed a contract with the Broncos on Thursday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
McKnight was one of seven undrafted rookies signed by the Broncos on Thursday. The Samford product will certainly have his work cut out for him, as the Broncos drafted two other pass catchers -- tight end Noah Fant in the first round and wide receiver Juwann Winfree in the sixth round -- who seem likely to get more reps heading into training camp.
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