Denver Broncos: What does the team still need?

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CeeDee Lamb
DALLAS, TEXAS – OCTOBER 12: CeeDee Lamb #2 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs the ball against the Texas Longhorns in the second quarter during the 2019 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 12, 2019, in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Wide receiver

As discussed here, the Broncos still need help at the wide receiver position.

It seems some Broncos fans feel that the need for another wide receiver is overstated, but there just is no reason to trust guys like DaeSean Hamilton and Tim Patrick to be the No. 2 and No. 3 wide receiver. None.

Hamilton did develop a nice rapport with Lock toward the end of last season and that is certainly something the team can strive to build on. It would be great to see Hamilton become a bigger part of the offense, but he’s still likely no better than a No. 3 option.

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Patrick is just a guy who can come in on known passing downs or red-zone opportunities and try and make a play.

Lock can probably get by on what the team has with Courtland Sutton, Noah Fant and a good pass-catching running back in Gordon, but it’s hard to see why the team would pass on a CeeDee Lamb or Jerry Jeudy if it has a chance to draft one of them.

The Broncos need to score more points this season and become more focused on the offense rather than trying to win games 16-13. If you can provide Lock with a dynamic weapon, why wouldn’t you?

Sutton had 72 receptions last year to lead the team. The next-best wide receiver was Emmanuel Sanders with 30 and he was traded in October. The team got a combined 52 receptions out of the rest of the receivers.

This spot should be upgraded and the team should even consider drafting multiple wide receivers, including one in the first or second round.