The Denver Broncos have an opening for the No. 3 wide receiver position and rookies Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton have been tagged as the favorites to land the spot on the depth chart.
Former Denver Broncos wide receiver Jordan Norwood discussed the Denver’s rookie wideouts and what goes through a young player’s mind when they first enter the league. Norwood joined Gil Whiteley and Mark Jackson of Mile High Sports AM 1340 | FM 104.7 to discuss it all.
Sutton and Hamilton join a receiving corps that stars Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, but it gets thin from there with Isaiah McKenzie, Jordan Taylor, and Carlos Henderson.
“There competing for the third spot on that receiving core,” said Norwood. “Either way it sounds like both DaeSean and Courtland are going to be in the mix.”
Being a rookie in the NFL can be overwhelming and for guys like Hamilton and Sutton, having Thomas and Sanders in front of them could pay major dividends.
“When you come in as a rookie and when you come to a team like the Broncos that are competing for championships each year,” Norwood continued. “It can be overwhelming at first. There just kind of settling in and getting used to the way the NFL works.”
The wide receiver room in Denver is full of talent and the high level of competition is going to make guys like Sutton and Hamilton better.
“There competing,” said Norwood. “It is wide open and I am excited to see what those guys do. Especially DaSean being from Penn State. My alma mater.”
Norwood was the primary punt returner for the Broncos in 2015 and he had some advice for Bronco Isaiah McKenzie.
“I definitely felt for him all of last season,” Norwood continued. “Once you get one muffed punt, the second one is a lot easier. Nowadays it is harder and harder to have a short memory with people reminding you on Instagram and Twitter. I hope he is able to come back this season and kind of relax a little bit more.”
McKenzie has the ability to be electric for the Broncos and he has the potential to do some special things in Denver.
“We all did see how electric of a player he can be when he does have the ball in his hands,” said Norwood. “He can get down the field. He runs really well. I am excited for him”
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