Denver Broncos: Could DaeSean Hamilton be part of package to move up in draft?
It certainly seems as though the Denver Broncos are ready to trade wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton.
This move would make sense as Hamilton, a former fourth-round pick, has never fit in with the Broncos and is currently the team’s No. 5 wide receiver, at best. He also doesn’t provide the kind of special teams ability that guys like Diontae Spencer and Tyrie Cleveland do.
As a result, there are reportedly several teams interested in acquiring the former Penn State receiver. We have talked about this idea right here and it makes sense for the Broncos to try and obtain something for him at this point, even if that is a low-round draft choice.
What if the Broncos were to include Hamilton in a package to move up in the draft, as many analysts have speculated that they could. The Atlanta Falcons, who currently hold the No. 4 pick in the first round, is the logical spot for teams looking to come up to trade into.
Shawn Spencer over at Blogging Dirty sees the Broncos as the best trade partner for the Falcons. Regardless of the specifics if those two teams were to agree to a deal, what if Hamilton was included to give the Falcons a young weapon in the passing game?
The Falcons have Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley on the roster, along with Russell Gage, but the wide receiver corps is lacking beyond those three. Jones is also 32 years old and the Falcons could afford to get younger at the position.
For Hamilton, Atlanta would be the perfect place to rejuvenate his career. The Falcons generally employ a pass-happy offense and he would be catching passes from Matt Ryan, a guy who is no stranger to flinging the ball around multiple times every game.
What would it cost for the Broncos to move up to No. 4?
The Broncos would have to pay a hefty price just to move up five slots in the draft, but if they could get Hamilton into the deal, it could allow them to save one of their draft picks that would likely have to be included otherwise.
It could be a win-win for both sides.
If George Paton wants to get one of the available quarterbacks between Justin Fields, Trey Lance and Mac Jones, which would be the only reason to move up to No. 4 at all, then including Hamilton in the package is something he should consider.