Emmanuel Sanders, age 31
Emmanuel Sanders might be the ‘oldest’ of the Broncos’ wide receiver group, but he might also be the fastest.
Sanders’ incredible quickness and route running ability have made him one of the most dangerous receivers in the NFL over the past four seasons.
Since he joined the Broncos in 2014, Sanders’ ability to make tough catches look easy have been a highlight, and his toughness in general has been impressive.
Sanders had three consecutive seasons with over 1,000 yards receiving until the 2017 season when he injured his ankle and missed enough time that he was unable to put together a big year statistically.
His 555 yards receiving in 2017 were the lowest he’s had since his second year in the NFL, when he caught just 22 passes as a reserve in Pittsburgh.
When healthy, Sanders is a player that can win in so many ways for the Broncos as a receiver. He can blow the top off of a defense, he can work the middle of the field, and he can work the sideline. He’s got great feet, great speed, and sure hands.
He’s in line for a big time bounce back season.