Don’t the Denver Broncos have more needs than wide receiver?
Sure they do. They have other needs and they also have a lot more picks to work with.
The Broncos don’t need to take back-to-back wide receivers in this draft class, but the more I think about it, the more I love it. The more mock draft exercises I do, the more I like the idea of adding two big-time playmakers early for the Broncos, and there are a few reasons why.
1. This team has struggled to score points consistently, and a direct factor in that is lack of playmakers in the offense.
2. Getting Ruggs and Reagor would be a coup from a ‘best player available’ standpoint.
3. Players rotate and injuries happen.
4. Ruggs and Reagor both amplify Drew Lock’s skills and minimize his weaknesses.
5. You would have four big-time playmakers on rookie deals for the foreseeable future. Ego has less of a chance to get in the way.
I have convinced myself that using two premium selections on wide receiver is not a bad idea for the Broncos, and in fact, it’s my preferred method at this point in time.
While I’m fully on board with a number of scenarios for Denver — there’s way too much time to be narrowed down to one — the possibility of adding the speedy, athletic Henry Ruggs and Jalen Reagor to an already solid core of Phillip Lindsay, Courtland Sutton, and Noah Fant is enticing.
It’s been a long time since the Broncos truly had a plethora of playmakers offensively, and these two selections would certainly do it.
Especially considering this team could invest primary free agent assets on defense, the Broncos may be in a position to upgrade their offense in this way come draft time.
Although both Ruggs and Reagor are speedy players, Reagor is a thicker, stronger player who can be effective lined up anywhere in the offense or even utilized on special teams as a returner. He’s a playmaker with the ball in his hands.
That’s one reason I love this strategy — it gives you multiple players who are threats to score anytime they touch the ball, no matter how simple the play. They can just as easily burn you deep for a big play as they can take a slant or screen for a big play.