Denver Broncos: Courtland Sutton continues to impress
A hallmark of a great offense is three or four legitimate weapons for a quarterback. Courtland Sutton is giving the Denver Broncos a third star…
When the Denver Broncos drafted Courtland Sutton, most felt was he was a first-round talent.
It is easy to connect the dots and understand this point of view after seeing him in person.
The Broncos needed another weapon to emerge in the offense. In OTAs, minicamp, and Training Camp, there’s been no player letting his presence be felt more than Sutton.
Sutton’s ability to dominate with his big body reminds of Demaryius Thomas’ first year in the NFL.
Like Thomas, one of the flaws of Sutton is his route running. Although, route running doesn’t appear to be an issue for Sutton after day seven of Training Camp.
He torched cornerback Bradley Roby in first-team drills backed up from the five-yard line.
Roby was caught with pass interference on the play, but that did not stop the concentration of Sutton who was still able to haul in the pass.
Sutton’s catch radius almost rivals the top-flight wide receivers in the NFL today.
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DeAndre Hopkins, Julio Jones, and Brandon Marshall all come to mind with the particular skill set Sutton brings to the table.
Big play after big play does not seem to faze Sutton when dealing with the pressure on a play-by-play basis to achieve it again. It’s clear at this point that the moment is not too big for Sutton.
However, despite the constant updates of insane daily catches from Sutton, we should take a bit of a pause to let it play out into at least the preseason and the early part of the regular season.
Yet, it is still vital for a rookie to impress a staff immediately in practice.
Everyone knows game tape will separate Sutton in the end, but the Broncos are not wasting time incorporating him into their gameplan.
Formations with Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders will make defensive backs cringe over who to cover. This means there will be an abundance of options for the Denver Broncos’ offense and that’s something that’s been lacking in year’s past.
Sutton’s quick emergence in Training Camp is now gaining him respect from the coaches. They are game planning now in practice to put Chris Harris Jr., Denver’s best cornerback, on Sutton.
Sutton did not seem to fare well against Harris, but that can change with one play.
It appears Sutton is on a course to be a game-breaking wide receiver for the Denver Broncos and fans are getting a taste early of what he can be.