Denver Broncos training camp: Day seven observations
The Denver Broncos were fortunate to snag Courtland Sutton in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Sutton has made highlight-reel catches that make fans reminisce of days with wide receiver Brandon Marshall in Denver and a healthy Demaryius Thomas.
Sutton is making it difficult for every cornerback he faces to cover due to size, length and pure, athleticism.
Sutton’s body control is not a trait the Denver Broncos have seen since Julius Thomas.
One play today involving Sutton came from a possession backed up on the five-yard line. He separated quite well from Bradley Roby and snagged the pass from Case Keenum. Sutton is proving to be a mismatch nightmare for even Denver Broncos cornerbacks.
The Broncos boast one of the best secondaries and cornerback trios. For Sutton to damage to all Broncos defensive backs means it is time for him to face the franchise’s top cornerback.
Chris Harris followed Sutton the majority of the day and achieved the task. However, that’s not the point here. The point is the Broncos are showing an immense amount of respect to Courtland Sutton by placing Harris on him all day.
This leaves the Broncos with a majority of options open on the offense. There were numerous plays and formations involving three wide receiver sets.
Each time, Demaryius Thomas, Sutton, and Emmanuel Sanders as the wide receivers.
The attention Sutton will attract allows Keenum to look at Thomas, Sanders, and Jake Butt more.
It is a great problem to have for Denver to see numerous threats emerge on offense.