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Mile High Morning: How the Broncos' WR corps stacks up across the NFL

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It's no secret that the Broncos have a loaded wide receiving corps.

With Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick and KJ Hamler leading the way and Diontae Spencer, Tyrie Cleveland, Seth Williams as other options, the Broncos have plenty of talent at the position.

But how does their group stack up against the other units across the league?

The bad news? The Broncos' talented group had some "growing pains" last season and were just the 30th-best group in the league, according to PFF. The good news? This group has the talent to take a jump.

"Courtland Sutton was limited to just 31 snaps last season, and his return will be a huge boost, given that he graded at 80.5 while averaging 15.4 yards per reception in 2019," Steve Palazzolo wrote. "First-rounder Jerry Jeudy was as advertised as a playmaker, but he dropped 12 of his 64 catchable targets. That should be better this season. Make no mistake, Jeudy has a big Year 2 in him. Fellow rookie K.J. Hamler went through drop issues of his own as he let seven of his 37 catchable targets hit the ground. Hamler is a dynamic playmaker who has the speed and quickness to win down the field and in the short game, while Tim Patrick is one of the most underrated receivers in the league. Patrick showed it last season, earning a 75.6 receiving grade and catching 67% of his contested targets, tied for seventh-best in the league. He did all of this without dropping a single pass."

When you add in the receiving talent of Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam, the receiving talent is among the NFL's best.

"The Broncos may have the best top-four wide receivers, and when combined with their tight ends, they have one of the best receiving units in the league," Palazzolo wrote.

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