Denver Broncos: What could the team get in return for DaeSean Hamilton?
If the Denver Broncos chose to part with wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton, what might they get in return?
DaeSean Hamilton will be entering his third season with the Broncos but perhaps no player on the roster was hurt more by the fact that the team used its first two draft picks on wide receivers than him.
The Broncos are clearly happy with what they have in Courtland Sutton but if Hamilton was living up to the potential that was seen in him when he was drafted in the fourth round in 2018, Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler would not both be on the team right now.
Hamilton figures to be behind Sutton, Jeudy and Hamler on the depth chart, at the very least, and there is a good chance a guy like Tim Patrick could knock him even further down the ladder.
So should the Broncos trade Hamilton?
Whether the team makes a move like that or not remains to be seen, Kristopher Knox over at Bleacher Report recently identified Hamilton as the Broncos player most likely to be traded before the start of the season.
He guesses that the team could receive a Day 3 pick in return.
While that may not seem like much, it is certainly better than the team just cutting Hamilton or stashing him on the bench as a No. 5 or No. 6 wide receiver. In that case, he likely wouldn’t even be active on gamedays.
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In two seasons, Hamilton has caught 58 passes for 540 yards and three touchdowns. Those are not horrible numbers, but they also don’t bring about a great feeling either. In Denver, Hamilton has been a mediocre player and now, stuck behind three potential stars, he could easily get lost in the shuffle.
The Broncos seem to like the size of Patrick as well, so it’s easy to believe that Hamilton will be behind him in the pecking order.
Plenty of teams around the league don’t have near the depth at wide receiver as the Broncos do and could use the services of a guy like Hamilton, perhaps reinvigorating his career. That could be worth a trade.
And if the Broncos can get something back for a player they invested a fourth-round pick in who is much more likely to go downhill in terms of statistical output than he is to go up, it would be a move that would make sense.