The Denver Broncos believe they have found their long-term solution at the quarterback position in Drew Lock. In order to ensure his first season as as full-time start is a success, he needs to have help around him.
After signing Melvin Gordon to a two-year deal, the Broncos have solidified their backfield between the former Charger and Philip Lindsay. By signing Gordon, their running game should be productive even against a loaded box and he will provide a boost as a receiving threat out of the backfield.
The Kansas City Chiefs will almost certainly run the table in the AFC West for as long as Patrick Mahomes is at the helm. If the Broncos hope to keep up, they need to be able to at least somewhat match the Chiefs’ explosive vertical offensive attack with more receiving firepower.
Last season, the Broncos’ leading receiver was Courtland Sutton and he managed to earn Pro Bowl honors as an alternate. He totaled 72 receptions, 1,112 yards, and six touchdowns. Aside from Noah Fant at tight end, Denver’s top receiving threat was Emmanuel Sanders and they traded him.
The Broncos have yet to sign a wide receiver in free agency and that means the need for more receiver talent is still there. Having options like DaeSean Hamilton, Tim Patrick, Juwann Winfree, and Fred Brown is simply not going to cut it. That’s why the NFL Draft will be crucial for this area.
With that being said, there are three targets that stand out as ideal options with the No. 15 pick for the Broncos.