Denver Broncos: Courtland Sutton no stranger to instant impact
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Courtland Sutton is no stranger to making an instant impact. He was a smash hit his first full season at SMU…
Don’t mind Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Courtland Sutton if he’s not overly surprised at the waves he’s made at OTAs already.
Sutton is no stranger to instant impact, and a quick look at his college tape from 2015 tells that story.
After receiving a medical redshirt two games into his ‘true’ freshman season at SMU, Sutton came out as a redshirt freshman in 2015 and was absolutely dominant.
He racked up 49 catches for 862 yards (17.6 yards per catch) and nine touchdowns.
This 2015 highlight tape is further evidence that Sutton is capable of adjusting to a new level of play fairly quickly. Of course, going from high school to college is a bit different than going from college to the professional level, but Sutton has already turned heads and made a significant impression on the Broncos.
The players haven’t even put on pads yet.
As has been written ad nauseum this offseason, Sutton is a physical player with an incredible catch radius and the ability to adjust to poorly thrown balls unlike any other receiver in the draft.
He’s a true ‘go-getter’ at the wide receiver position who comes down with 50-50 balls more often than not and is capable of making unbelievable catches with abnormal regularity.
Sutton’s size, hand strength, and body control make him an ideal candidate to have an early impact in the NFL, and the statistics prove it.
As a matter of fact, making early contributions in college seems to be a common theme among Denver Broncos draft picks.
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Bradley Chubb only played in two games his first year on campus at North Carolina State, but almost every other Broncos draft pick was either a starter or significant contributor in their first year in college.
This could be even further evidence that the team is priming for its star-studded rookie class to make an impact on the field sooner rather than later.