Denver Broncos: Talent at WR helping rookie Isaac Yiadom
Denver Broncos rookie cornerback Isaac Yiadom is happy to compete with a solid core of wide receivers in practice. He hopes it will make him better…
When the Denver Broncos’ depth chart was released Tuesday morning, it was noted that seven of the team’s 10 rookie draft picks were either first or second-string.
One of the second-stringers was third-round cornerback Isaac Yiadom. Yiadom is listed as the immediate backup to the team’s best corner, Chris Harris Jr.
The rookie caught the interest of the Broncos when they were lucky enough to coach him at the 2018 Senior Bowl. He was brought in to compete for the third cornerback job, and as of right now, he has succeeded in doing so.
The Denver Broncos have arguably (or obviously) the best wide receiver group in the entire National Football League. The rookie Yiadom credits them for making him a better player.
"“For sure, going hard in practice make the game a lot easier because there’s bunch of great receivers. I’m not going to be playing against those guys in the game. Honestly, I think we’ve got the best receivers, so this makes it easier for me.”Isaac Yiadom (quotes via Broncos PR)"
Denver’s wide receiver depth chart is as follows:
1. Demaryius Thomas; DaeSean Hamilton; River Cracraft. 2. Emmanuel Sanders; Courtland Sutton; Tim Patrick.
Normally, it is a great accomplishment for a team if they have one or two solid wide receivers. In the case of the Broncos, they potentially have three or four guys who can be scary versus opposing defenses.
Rookie receiver and second-round draft pick Courtland Sutton has been a tremendous find for the Broncos and has blown past Yiadom many times in practice.
Despite that being a problem for the rookie corner, it is also a teaching moment.
There will be plenty of opportunities for Yiadom to improve his game. It is no surprise that he has struggled against Sutton, as Sutton has already proven to be a steal from the 2018 NFL draft.
The competitiveness during Broncos practice is preparing everybody, on offense and defense, to be the best possible players they can be.
Yiadom will struggle at times in 2018, as all rookie do at some point, but in the end, he is poised to become a key member of the Broncos’ No Fly Zone.