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Tavarres King ready to make an impact

With the Broncos already crowded wide receiver stable, some might have questioned the fifth round selection of Georgia wide receiver Tavarres King. After the signing of slot man Wes Welker and the emergence of outside threats Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker last year, it looked like Peyton Manning already had plenty of options.

But King has a special talent: speed. He is a 6-foot receiver with speed to burn past defenders and really stretch the field. He had great success catching deep balls at Georgia, leading some to predict a third round selection for him in the draft.

And with Manning expected to have plenty of options in the short-to-intermediate passing game (see Wes Welker), King figures to add a field-stretching ability that just might get him some playing time, even as a rookie fifth round pick.

He certainly feels that way, as he told Danny Williams and Marcello Romano Wednesday morning on Morning Mayhem (9a-11a) on Mile High Sports Radio (AM 1510 | FM 93.7).

“As a receiver I’m a guy that gets deep in a hurry, (I) led the FBS in yards per catch last year with 22. (I’m) somebody that you guys are going to be able to depend on, somebody who will do exactly as Peyton says,” King said. “Peyton’s going to put me in a position to succeed.”

Even with at least three receivers ahead of him, King believes he can impact the offense this season with his speed and deep-threat ability.

“As a competitor that’s what I want to do. I want to come in and play and be involved in our offense. I think I can do some things for us that will really help. I’m a guy that can come in and compete for a job,” King said. “I’m working under some great players; those are guys I hope to learn a lot from. Who knows what kind of player I could be.”

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