Denver Broncos: Trading DaeSean Hamilton would be a smart move

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Daesean Hamilton has come up as a name to watch in the coming weeks regarding a change of scenery.

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo named Hamilton as a player that could find himself on a new team between now and the time the 2021 NFL Draft comes to a conclusion.

In three seasons with the Denver Broncos, and 46 of a possible 48 games, Hamilton has 81 receptions for 833 yards and five touchdowns. He’s had a very up and down career so far, which began in 2018.

During his rookie campaign, it wasn’t until the fifth game that he was even targeted in the passing game. Hamilton has never surpassed 100 receiving yards in a single game.

Speaking of 2020 alone, that is partially due to the fact that he played 119 less snaps than the year before.

Hamilton has caught just 57.4 percent of the passes thrown his way.

Moving on from Hamilton would be smart due to several reasons.

For one, the Broncos have receivers that are more productive and get in on the action more than Hamilton. Courtland Sutton will be back from his season-ending torn ACL. Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler will be big parts of the team’s plans going forward.

Tim Patrick will continue to be another top option for Drew Lock.

The Broncos also just got Diontae Spencer back, as he has signed his tender.

Carrying a cap hit of $2,353,661 with the production he has generated does not seem worth keeping him around. It just makes a lot of sense that the team would be looking to move him.

Hamilton won’t get the Broncos a high draft pick, no matter what type of draft pick the team can get for him, I would think it would be worth it. You would get a chance to draft a player that can actually make a big impact for your team, rather than someone who barely does.

If I were to take a guess, the Broncos would probably get a seventh-round pick for Hamilton, but if a team was really interested in him, that seventh-round pick could turn into a sixth or possibly even a late fifth.

This is certainly something to keep your eyes on over the coming weeks.