Courtland Sutton, WR
Courtland Sutton has been ‘Mossing’ defensive backs since he put on the orange and blue for the Broncos.
For those who don’t understand that reference, ‘Mossing’ a defensive back is an homage to Randy Moss, who was always wide open no matter how well he was covered simply because he could go up and take the ball out of the air with ease and use his body to shield defenders in inexplicable ways.
Most can’t make incredible catches with the same regularity as Moss, but it’s certainly been Courtland Sutton’s specialty.
Sutton beat fellow rookie Darius Phillips on this play in press-man coverage with the Broncos essentially unable to move the ball through the air most of the game leading up to this particular point.
The catch and body position by Sutton are perfect here, and the throw by Keenum is on point as well.
Keenum didn’t take many shots downfield in this game against a secondary that is deceptively good in the takeaway department this season, but this shot to Sutton was one of a few that ended up going for a big chunk of yardage.
Sutton showed off his ability to adjust to the ball in the air in the game as well as make difficult, contested catches. When he gets better in the short to intermediate area, defensive backs won’t know what to do against him.