Denver Broncos Take Courtland Sutton With 40th Pick

ANNAPOLIS, MD - NOVEMBER 11: Wide receiver Courtland Sutton
ANNAPOLIS, MD - NOVEMBER 11: Wide receiver Courtland Sutton /

The Denver Broncos may have addressed their slot receiver need with the second round selection of Cortland Sutton.

Sutton stands 6’3″ and 218 pounds. He posted a 4.54 second 40-yard dash time at the Scouting Combine.

His Draft Bio at lists several strengths that would benefit the Broncos and new QB Case Keenum from the slot.

Separation speed is listed as a question mark for Courtland.  He has “long stride” speed, can come back to throws behind him and relies on physicality over technique.

This pick is a nice fit for the Broncos receiver needs.  With a run on offensive lineman early in the second-round, the Broncos may have come back to Sutton.  There was discussion that the Broncos would take a serious look at Quenton Nelson with the fifth pick that they used for Bradley Chubb.

It illustrated the urgency of the Broncos offensive line needs.  Denver still needs help on the offensive line and depth in the defensive backfield.  With two more day-two picks they still have opportunity to address those needs.

Running back is another area where the Broncos need depth.  With the departure of CJ Anderson and Jamaal Charles, the Broncos have only Devontae Booker and D’Angelo Henderson on the roster at RB.  The later rounds have historically been kind to Denver and their backfield and there are going to be diamonds-in-the-rough available.

Here’s a free suggestion for the Denver front office:  Take a look at Phillip Lindsay from Colorado.  he has a drive that given the right situation could be very successful in the NFL.  It’s not hard to see Denver as that right situation.