NFL Draft: Day Three Receiver Options for the Broncos

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Dec 27, 2014; El Paso, TX, USA; Duke Blue Devils wide receiver Jamison Crowder (3) runs back a punt for a touchdown against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the 2014 Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports


Crowder is the receiver out of these two that I think most people would identify as the prototypical slot receiver; he’s short and shifty. However, Lippett, even at 6’2, wins with his quickness and shows a willingness to be physical. Those things are what you need in a slot receiver.

Also keep in mind that the Ravens, under offensive coordinator now Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak, used 6’5 Marlon Brown as their slot guy when the play called for it.

Of course these guys come with their fair share of limitations. Lippet isn’t the most fluid athlete and it would be great if he added some mass. Crowder meanwhile is also extremely small and might not be durable enough for the NFL. But that’s why I think they get taken in the middle of day three.

I don’t think either of these guys would stand out on a football team, but they are football players. Lippett even played some cornerback in college.

Both of these guys are players that I think would help the Broncos on special teams, which is necessary when draft in the last few rounds.