Denver Broncos: Looking ahead for the stellar 2018 rookie class
Courtland Sutton, WR
Courtland Sutton left some plays out on the field in 2018, but overall had a very good rookie season and showed flashes of dominance.
Sutton ended up catching 42 passes for 704 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 16.8 yards per reception.
He was a big play threat from the minute he took the field for the Broncos in practices, making one highlight-reel catch after another.
The key going forward is going to be getting Sutton to make plays on a more consistent basis and probably become a 75-85 catch type of player.
How will he accomplish that? Well, Sutton is going to need some help from his quarterback, but he’s also going to have to find ways to get open on a more consistent basis. Teams pressed Sutton almost every single play, challenging him to win with quickness. More often than not, the Broncos needed longer-developing pass plays to get Sutton open so he could use his size to his advantage.
His game will continue to evolve. This is a special talent with a knack for winning contested catches. Sutton is more than just a jump ball player — he’s got star receiver potential and year two should extract more of that.