Denver Broncos: Analyzing the depth at wide receiver after trade
2018 stats: 17 receptions, 324 yards, 19.1 yards per catch, 2 TD
Courtland Sutton was a big play threat at SMU, and he’s been a big play threat so far in his NFL career. Sutton’s 17 receptions this year have included a number of jaw-dropping plays, and some of the passes that have gone in the stat books as ‘incomplete’ were incredible plays that were inches away from being made.
Sutton has lived up to his lofty draft status and has given the Broncos a future number one at the position.
At the very least, Sutton looks like a high-end number two receiver and has proven himself to be a threat deep downfield with great body control, strong hands, and an aggressive mentality at the catch point.
That last trait is something that separates good wide receivers from great ones and Sutton’s game will only continue to grow. Right now he’s ‘just’ a big play guy, but as his game evolves, he’s going to become unstoppable.
Even with Thomas in the lineup, Sutton has already been playing substantial snaps, but his usage will continue to grow and if he continues making big plays at such a high clip, he could find a way to get over 1,000 yards yet this season.