NFL Draft: Day Three Receiver Options for the Broncos

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Jan 22, 2015; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad wide receiver Tony Lippett of Michigan State (84) catches a pass against wide receiver Jamison Crowder of Duke (3) during Senior Bowl North squad practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports

One of the strongest positions on the Denver Broncos roster the past few years, in terms of quality, has been that of the wide receivers.

Going into 2015, this still holds true, but as of right now, the depth is questionable. The Broncos are pretty much guaranteed to go into next season with the likes of Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, and Cody Latimer. Andre Caldwell could be a cap casualty. Wes Welker is a free agent and most likely won’t be brought back.

The Broncos could go a few ways with addressing their receiving corps. They have the options of sitting where they are, signing a free agent, or adding another one through the draft.

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They also have receivers Kyle Williams and Jeremy Kelley signed to future contracts. And not to be forgotten are guys like Isaiah Burse, who got some run on the team last year as a returner, and Jordan Norwood, who looked like he was about to take that role before tearing his ACL in late August.

You can never have too much competition, so while it may be unlikely the Broncos select a receiver in this year’s draft, it’s certainly on the table, especially as day three rolls around.

My guess is they would be targeting a slot-type receiver should they feel the need to pick one. Here are a couple receivers that the Broncos might be looking at come day three of the draft.

Before we get started, if you weren’t able to catch my tight ends reports from last week, here’s a breakdown of my format:

I’ve made categories of traits I’m paying the most attention to with tight ends. Next to those categories I’ve provided notes in relation to the specific traits that I noticed while watching each player.

Below those categories are a few short sections. The first is named “overview,” which is basically my summarization of the player that sounds more writer-y.

Next is a category called “three words.” Here I pick three words that come to my mind when I think of the player. There are no strict guidelines for this (sometimes I combine two words because I’m a cheater), and they don’t all have to be positive or negative descriptions.

Lastly is a section called “projection.” Simply put, this is where I would take the prospect based on nothing else but his talent, not taking into consideration of the other players in the draft.