Denver Broncos wide receiver room could be the NFL’s best

Denver Broncos, Courtland Sutton (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos, Courtland Sutton (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) /

The Denver Broncos have worked to build up their wide receiver room.

In the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft the Denver Broncos selected wide receiver Courtland Sutton to join Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. The goal was to keep up with the rest of the league’s high-powered, explosive offenses. But while Sutton remains, the rest of the wide receiver room has continued to change.

Thomas was traded to Houston in 2018, which paved the way for Sutton to play a much larger role in the offense and ultimately shine. In his first two NFL seasons, the SMU product has racked up 1,816 yards and 10 touchdowns. The Broncos can see that he’s well on his way to being an elite player at the position.

The reconstruction continued in the 2019 draft as Denver selected tight end Noah Fant and their franchise quarterback, Drew Lock, in the first and second rounds, respectively. But after trading away Sanders last year, the Broncos continued to add to the group of pass-catchers.

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In the 2020 NFL Draft, the team added Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy in the first round before doubling down with the selection of K.J. Hamler, a blazing-fast receiver out of Penn State, in the second round. Now it’s becoming clear that the Broncos have built a speedy offense that can run pas any defense.

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In the interest of keeping up with teams like the Kansas City Chiefs in their own division, the Broncos have made sure to add speed, speed and more speed over the past few years. However, this new group has the potential to be every bit as dangerous.

Sutton has proven that he can be a No. 1 guy in a wide receiver corps while Fant showed that he can be a standout in his flashes during his rookie season. Meanwhile, Jeudy is an elite route-runner that can be a stud pass-catcher as a pro. As for Hamler, his lightning-quick ability will allow him to attack at every level of the field, particularly as a deep-ball player.

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With Sutton and Jeudy on the outside dominating, Hamler and Fant can control the middle of the field. Of course, this means that Lock will have to continue proving himself but, with his talent, the Denver Broncos air attack should be greatly improved in the 2020 season and should only get better from there.