How Courtland Sutton Impacts the Broncos Roster
By Tylor Walden
The Denver Broncos selected Courtland Sutton with their second round pick. How does he impact the Broncos roster going forward?
Denver went defense with their first pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. Now they will go wide receiver and get Courtland Sutton to provide another weapon for Case Keenum. With the 40th pick in the draft, the Denver Broncos drafted offense and went with a wide receiver.
This pick was a bit surprising to me. The team drafted Carlos Henderson last year. But he did not play last year due to injury. A lot believe that Sutton is one of the best wide outs in this draft class. Pairing him up with Demaryius Thomas and former SMU wide out Emmanuel Sanders, it could be quite fun for Keenum to throw the football.
With that being said, where does Courtland Sutton fit on this roster? He could impact a lot quicker than we know.
My thought process is that he will battle with Carlos Henderson for the slot receiver spot. This could be one of the training camp battles worth watching during the summer.
Sutton was quite the play maker in college. However, the only thing that I would be concerned about is his inability to separate himself from the defensive back covering him. That could be something that does get fixed with time.
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That alone could keep himself from winning the battle with Carlos Henderson for the third wide out spot. So, if he is looking to make a quick impact on the Broncos roster, this is something he will really need to focus on. Who better to improve than against Chris Harris Jr. and Bradley Roby?
If he can get himself improved there, he could be the most dangerous receiver on the Broncos roster. Hopefully that will be the case. Hoping Courtland Sutton can provide the offense a spark.