Courtland Sutton was, according to some, the best wide receiver in this draft class. The only possible reason is he fell to the second round because of his raw route running. However, the Denver Broncos must be pleased with the development of Sutton.
Beforethe trade deadline, the team made a judgement call sending Demaryius Thomas to Houston for draft picks. Sutton’s turned himself into a big play weapon, but his long strides make him look like a strong gazelle. Not to be outdone is the willingness to be a dominant hand catcher and run blocker. The catch radius for Sutton is rather unique. There are not many players that can make tough catches seem routine.
Sutton can break and is on the verge of some records of his own.
- Courtland Sutton has shown a presence that many defensive backs don’t seem to be able to stop. Sutton’s two touchdowns are close to moving into the top five in franchise history of touchdown catches. All he needs is one more to move into that category of strong rookie performances. It is lofty, but Sutton will need four TD catches to shatter Eddie Royal’s record. Royal achieved this in 2008 with Jay Cutler as the quarterback.
- Speaking of the top five again in Denver Broncos history for rookies. 34 yards is all Sutton must get to move into top five for rookie receiving yards. He needs 112 yards to finish in the top five in Broncos history for most receiving yards by a rookie in a season. It is doable, but Sutton will need 522 yards to pass Royal’s 980 in 2008.
- The yards per catch is one of the staples for Sutton. Right now he is averaging the third most of any rookie in franchise history.