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RUMOR: Broncos want to trade up from No. 15 pick to land Jerry Jeudy

Jerry Jeudy, Broncos

In recent weeks, the Denver Broncos have been listed as a team that could trade up in the 2020 NFL Draft. With that in mind, there are reports suggesting that the Broncos want to trade up from the No. 15 pick to land Jerry Jeudy.

Over the past few months, most mock drafts have Jeudy off of the board prior to Denver’s No. 15 pick. Therefore, if they hope to land the coveted pass-catcher, they’ll likely need to negotiate a deal with a team that’s picking earlier in the first round.

After trading Emmanuel Sanders last season, the Broncos were left with Courtland Sutton as their No. 1 wide receiver. Nonetheless, Sutton proved that he can be a No. 1 receiver, recording 72 receptions for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns in 2019.

With Denver moving forward with Drew Lock under center, it’s vital for them to give him as many weapons as possible to succeed. Provided that, it would be wise for the Broncos to add one of the top-tier receivers in this year’s draft.

For most scouts, Jeudy is the most polished wide receiver in this year’s draft, excelling as a route runner. In his final season at Alabama, Jeudy was able to corral 77 receptions for 1,163 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2019. Those numbers are a bit more impressive when you consider he was sharing targets with Henry Ruggs and Devonta Smith.

It was assumed for months that the Broncos had their sights on Ruggs in the first round to add some speed to their offense. On the contrary, they could reportedly have the other Alabama wide receiver atop their draft board.