Denver Broncos sign seventh-round receiver Tyrie Cleveland
The Denver Broncos continue to sign draft picks. Wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland will sign his rookie deal.
The Denver Broncos chose Wednesday to sign their 2020 draft class. Another one of those picks, wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland, has come to terms with the team.
According to Mike Klis of 9NEWS, the Broncos locked Cleveland up for four years at $3.37 million. Cleveland will get a signing bonus of $75,492.
Cleveland was a seventh-round pick out of Florida. He was the 252nd overall pick this year. He caught 79 passes for 1,271 yards and eight touchdowns in four years at Florida.
Tyrie Cleveland will have a hard time making the roster
The Broncos’ wide receiver group is already so crowded, with Courtland Sutton leading the way, 2020 draft picks Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler following along, and guys such as Tim Patrick, Juwann Winfree, Diontae Spencer, and DaeSean Hamilton figuring to be the players fighting for a roster spot.
As Klis points out, the practice squad is the most-likely situation for Cleveland. The fact that Organized Team Activities have been postponed and there being exactly zero preseason games does not help Cleveland’s case.
That’s not to say that Cleveland won’t eventually find his way onto the roster and play for the team. Why else would the Broncos, or anybody for that matter, take a player? They want to hit on as many players from each draft as possible.
After Sutton, Jeudy, Hamler, the rest of the Broncos receivers are probably considered replaceable. That’s not to say that they are bad. But I like to ask myself whether or not these players would make an impact on many other teams.
With a coaching staff that is still trying to find its identity for the team, the Broncos are going to continue to form the roster that they hope will bring them back to the playoffs. Broncos Country cannot wait until that day.