Isaiah McKenzie
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
2018 Fantasy Outlook
McKenzie came to the Broncos as one of the most prolific punt returners in SEC history, leading him to being a fifth-round pick. He ended 2017 with more muffed punts (six) than offensive touches (five). He also cost the Broncos points in Week 16 by failing to get out of bounds with the clock ticking before the half. McKenzie has reportedly taken positive steps to start team activities, but he may be battling with Jordan Taylor and fellow 2017 pick Carlos Henderson for one or two roster spots. If a steadier option emerges at returner, that'll place pressure on McKenzie to take several steps forward as a receiver in order to make the team. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Bills in November of 2018.
Buffalo's Swiss Army knife
WRBuffalo Bills
January 5, 2019
McKenzie finished his second NFL season with 18 catches (30 targets) for 179 yards and no receiving touchdowns in eight games, seven for Buffalo following a waiver claim from Denver, where he played one game.
ANALYSIS
McKenzie's role for the Bills wasn't limited to wideout, as he was used frequently on jet sweeps, rushing 10 times for 66 yards and two scores. He also returned 14 punts for 87 yards (6.2 average) and 12 kickoff returns for 237 yards (19.8 average) in his seven games for Buffalo. The Bills are likely to rebuild their receiving corps this offseason with all kinds of cap money to spend, but after it's all said and done McKenzie has a chance to stick with the team as a fourth or fifth wideout. His versatility seems coveted by offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.
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How do Isaiah McKenzie's 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
28.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.02
 
% Team Air Yards
4.8%
 
% Team Targets
6.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
60.0%
 
Drop Rate
3.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.3
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Isaiah McKenzie's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 8"
 
Weight
173 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.42 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.15 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.64 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
8.88 in
 
Arm Length
28.88 in
 
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123 days ago
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126 days ago
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
McKenzie was the SEC's top punt returner in 2016, with 244 yards on 20 returns. Throughout his three seasons with the Georgia Bulldogs, he returned five punts and one kick for scores. Drafted with the Broncos' second pick of the fifth round, the 5-7 McKenzie figures to instantly contribute as a return specialist. Nicknamed the "Human Joystick," McKenzie had the second fastest three-cone drill among receivers at the combine at 6.64 seconds and also ran a 4.42-second 40-yard dash. Don't sleep on him as a receiver just because of his size, however. After playing primarily special teams for two years, McKenzie caught 44 passes and seven scores in 2016 and also rushed for four touchdowns in his collegiate career. Despite his short stature, McKenzie was not limited to screens and sweeps. He was tough over the middle on quick slants and high-pointed the ball numerous times on deep tosses and back-shoulder throws. His return ability will get him on the roster, but don't be surprised if Denver gets creative in searching to find ways to get the ball into his hands on offense.
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Inefficient in division loss
WRBuffalo Bills
December 23, 2018
McKenzie caught one of eight targets for an eight-yard gain during Sunday's 24-12 loss to New England.
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Back in action
WRBuffalo Bills
December 23, 2018
McKenzie has been cleared to return to Sunday's game against the Patriots.
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Exits Sunday's game
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Head
December 23, 2018
McKenzie, who was carted off the field during Sunday's game against the Patriots, is being evaluated for a head injury.
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Ready for Week 16
WRBuffalo Bills
December 20, 2018
McKenzie, who was limited Wednesday with an ankle injury, was back to a full practice Thursday.
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Practices in limited fashion
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Ankle
December 19, 2018
McKenzie was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury.
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