Courtland Sutton is the Next…? The Rookie Comps for the Broncos WR
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Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton is next up as we take a look at the most comparable players for the 11 best rookie WRs from the 2018 class. After D.J. Moore and Calvin Ridley went in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Broncos had their pick of the litter and decided on Courtland Sutton 40th overall, ahead of other exciting prospects like Christian Kirk and Anthony Miller. On the face of it, their faith was rewarded as he scored the third-most points among rookie WRs, but it was a finish fueled by volume, and it left owners wanting more.
- He finished second in rookie targets but fifth in receptions
- He finished first in air yards but third in yards
- Among all WRs, his 1,176 air yards were the 21st most in the league, more than Michael Thomas, and yet Sutton’s 704 receiving yards ranked 41st
- His efficiency mark (reFPOE) of 0.3 was 16th among rookies