As the regular season approaches, we wanted to take an individual look at each of the Denver Broncos 2017 Draft Choices and how they’ve performed in camp.
With the 113th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos selected Penn State receiver DaeSean Hamilton. How has Hamilton performed in preseason and camp?
Like Courtland Sutton, Hamilton has established himself solidly as the backup to Denver starter Emmanuel Sanders. Like Sutton compared to DT, Hamilton brings a lot of Sanders in his game. Slightly bigger at 6’1″ and 203 pounds, Hamilton posted a 4.47 40-yard dash time at the combine.
What makes Hamilton intriguing and furthers the Sanders comparison is the precision and discipline he brings to his routes. There’s little doubt about Hamilton’s commitment and attention to detail, he earned two Bachelor’s Degrees from Penn State.
Hamilton’s precision route running is a quarterback’s dream and Case Keenum’s comfort level with Hamilton in the game should differ little from the times Sanders is on-field.
With the ability to come away with the ball in “jump ball” situations, Hamilton opens up many formation options for Denver offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave. We can envision lineups with Thomas and Hamilton outside and Sanders and/or Sutton inside or in the slot.
Coupled with the emergence of Jeff Heuerman and the improved offensive line, Denver is a threat in the passing game. Just Case Keenum’s reputation should prevent opposing coordinators from stacking the box against the Denver run. Keenum and his stable of outstanding receivers are going to force teams to gameplan the Denver passing game.
We’ve made it deep into the fourth round and each Denver draft pick thus far is not only a lock to make the roster, it appears that each player will contribute to the success of a resurgent Broncos team.
DaeSean Hamilton will be a large part of that resurgence.