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Author: Jon Kuzma
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Well it hasn’t taken very long for Courtland Sutton to prove he can be an effective player in the National Football League. Sutton has shown off his athletic abilities throughout Broncos training camp and he’s developing some good rapport with Case Keenum. The rookie out of Southern Methodist University has already caught a number of touchdowns and he’s revealing once again he can be a competent red zone target. This guy is fast and his big frame makes it hard for defenders to get around him to bat down passes. Maybe the thing that stands out most about Courtland Sutton is his ability to high point the football. Case Keenum knows he can throw it up high and let Sutton go up and make the acrobatic grab. Opposing defensive coordinators will have to game plan to prevent Sutton from making those type of catches or it’s going to be a long day. To be honest it feels like Sutton will end up dethroning Emmanuel Sanders for the starting receiver spot opposite of Demaryius Thomas. Sanders isn’t a bad player by any means but he’s 31 years old and his window is starting to close. It seems like Sanders would be better suited in the slot and Sutton is a big receiver so you really want to play him on the outside. You have to be impressed with this group as a whole though because there’s a lot of depth. All of that tilts the odds in Keenum’s favor and it looks like Denver is going to be leaps and bounds better than they’ve been the past couple of seasons offensively. Just imagine when Sutton does surpass Sanders the Broncos will have two 6’3” receivers out wide (Thomas and Sutton). Defensive backs are going to have a tough time matching up with that height advantage.
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Courtland Sutton is the real deal and now the Broncos have some talented wide receivers.