Although it’s not easy to justify taking a wide receiver in the first round of the draft when the Broncos presumably have more pressing needs on the DL and even possibly at left tackle, there’s a decent chance the best player on the board when Denver picks in the 2020 NFL Draft is going to be a receiver.
Whether that’s Henry Ruggs, Jerry Jeudy, or CeeDee Lamb, I’m not 100 percent certain. TDN has the top two offensive tackles (Andrew Thomas, Tristan Wirfs) ranked in the top 6 players on their board, meaning it’s going to take a substantial fall for one of them to get to Denver. They also have Derrick Brown in their top 8, and I think he’s going top 5 personally.
I think the Broncos have a good chance of getting a top receiver, however, and this year’s class is potentially just loaded at the position.
Ruggs is one of the fastest players in all of college football, and his speed and playmaking ability in Denver’s offense would be a godsend.
He reportedly ran a 4.25 at Alabama’s junior pro day over the offseason, and he not only plays fast, he’s got the ability to translate that to the field.
Adding Ruggs’ speed to the offense with Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant emerging this season would be bordering on unfair. And with so many picks in this class, it would be wise for the Broncos to think about possibly doubling up at receiver.