Denver Broncos 2019 superlatives from NFL Draft experts
The experts at The Draft Network put together some fun superlatives for the Denver Broncos ahead of the 2019 NFL season.
The good people over at The Draft Network are doing a great job with year-round NFL/NFL Draft and College Football coverage, and they recently released their 2019 Denver Broncos preseason superlatives.
Check out the full piece here from Joe Marino, including some of his full analysis on why he chose the players he did for these specific categories.
These are always fun to look at even among fellow Broncos fans, but I find them interesting coming from third-party analysts who have no skin in the game as it relates to the Broncos winning or losing.
These people simply evaluate what they think is good and what they think is bad, and the name on the jersey or logo on the helmet don’t matter.
That doesn’t always make them right, either, but these are respected people in the industry. Here are Joe’s criteria.
I will let you read Joe’s article to get the full explanation for each selection, but here are the picks he made for Denver.
Breakout Guy: WR Courtland Sutton
Comeback Kid: OG Ron Leary
Rising Star: EDGE Bradley Chubb
Don’t Forget About: OL Coach Mike Munchak
Needs to Rebound: QB Joe Flacco
Dark Horse MVP: Defensive Perimeter
Under the Radar: WR DaeSean Hamilton
I like that Marino didn’t just stick with players or even individuals with these categories. The fact that he included the defensive perimeter as a possible darkhorse MVP is a really fun pick.
What he meant by that, specifically, was the Broncos’ edge duo of Von Miller and Bradley Chubb as well as their primary (expected) outside corners in Chris Harris Jr. and Kareem Jackson.
If you’re trying to get out to the perimeter in the run game, good luck. If you’re trying to take a deep drop in the passing game, good luck.
The unsung MVP for the Broncos this year could very well be Munchak as a number of people in Broncos Country have already pointed out. Munchak is going to be tasked with taking the Broncos’ offensive line to the next level and he’s done that in the past with a number of different units with players who are both high draft choices and undrafted afterthoughts.
At some point, we’ll put together our thoughts on these categories and maybe come up with some new ones as well, but these are always fun to look at especially when outsiders who are educated and informed are giving their opinions about the Broncos.