Denver Broncos: Wide receiver position preview
Taking a look at the Denver Broncos’ wide receiver position, featuring two established stars in the league and a number of very talented youngsters…
The Denver Broncos rejuvenated and revitalized the wide receiver position in the 2018 offseason in a number of ways.
First and foremost, the team’s two star players at the position — Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders — have returned to health and are hopefully no longer going to be dealing with nagging injuries.
For Thomas, this offseason is the first since he can remember where he didn’t have to deal with pain in his hip. For Sanders, it was an ankle injury he suffered in a prime time game last season against the New York Giants that caused him trouble all the way through the regular season and into the offseason.
Getting healthy was a primary goal for these two this offseason, but the Broncos also took note last season of the team’s lack of depth at the position behind them.
Though Thomas and Sanders are two of the toughest players in the league at their position, when they missed time for injury, the results in the Broncos’ passing game were horrendous.
Cody Latimer, Bennie Fowler, and Jordan Taylor became the top targets for Trevor Siemian and Brock Osweiler, and positive results were hard to come by.
That’s why the Broncos invested two draft picks in players they are very high on in Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton.
The Broncos’ wide receiver position looks loaded heading into the 2018 season with those two rookies now aboard. Let’s take a look at this position group one player at a time…