Denver Broncos: Top 5 instant impact moves this offseason

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 14: Quarterback Case Keenum #7 of the Minnesota Vikings walks off the field after the Vikings defeated the New Orleans Saints 29-24 to win the NFC divisional round playoff game at U.S. Bank Stadium on January 14, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 14: Quarterback Case Keenum #7 of the Minnesota Vikings walks off the field after the Vikings defeated the New Orleans Saints 29-24 to win the NFC divisional round playoff game at U.S. Bank Stadium on January 14, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /
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Rookie Playmakers

This may be a bit of a copout, but the Broncos’ fifth most important, instant-impact move this offseason was adding a couple of playmakers at the wide receiver position.

In 2017, the wide receiver position had guys like Cody Latimer, Bennie Fowler, and Jordan Taylor vying for snaps.

The Broncos’ passing offense was a mess with Demaryius Thomas dealing with a nagging hip injury and Emmanuel Sanders suffering a badly sprained ankle he ended up playing through.

Even after spending two picks in the 2017 NFL Draft on the wide receiver position (Carlos Henderson, Isaiah McKenzie) the Broncos went out and added two playmakers in the 2018 NFL Draft in Courtland Sutton (second round) and DaeSean Hamilton (fourth round).

Both players have been standouts through the first three weeks of OTAs, and both worked in with the top unit when Thomas and Sanders were absent.

Having those two talented receivers gives the Broncos enviable depth at the position, and perhaps the best overall depth at wide receiver in the league.

At this point, they are not proven like Amari Cooper, Jordy Nelson, and Martavis Bryant, but the Broncos’ quartet of receivers and even beyond those four guys are some of the most talented in the division, or even the league.

With Sutton’s size and athleticism as well as Hamilton’s route running and sure hands, the Broncos have a major upgrade in the passing game and two players that can provide an immediate impact.