The Denver Broncos needed wide receivers entering the 2020 NFL draft, but few expected the team to take one in the first two rounds.
The Broncos pulled off the unusual move of taking a wide receiver in each of the first two rounds when they selected Jerry Jeudy at No. 15 overall and then in the second round, grabbed Penn State’s K.J. Hamler.
Despite the team having other needs, most fans seem to be generally happy with the weapons the team was able to get for Drew Lock.
It’s quite likely the team had other plans in the draft but couldn’t pass up on the players who were still on the board. It was entirely possible that Jeudy would have been off the board by the time the Broncos went on the clock. For them to have the choice between Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb was a bit unexpected.
The team clearly had a high grade on Hamler, who is the stretch guy that the offense has lacked for some time. Seeing him still available at No. 46 was clearly too much to pass up on in the collective mind of the organization.
With those two picks, the Broncos went from a team with a poor wide receiving corps to one that could be among the best in the league when you factor in Courtland Sutton.
The Broncos have attacked the same position with their first two picks in a draft before, but it has not happened since 2007. Those picks have produced varying results.
For more on this and how those players panned out, read on.