Broncos Targeting Surprise Wide Receiver in NFL Draft

Max Staley
John Elway is on the hunt for a wide receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft.
John Elway is on the hunt for a wide receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft. / Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Taking a look at the Denver Broncos roster, it's not hard to figure out what they need in the 2020 NFL Draft. With a developing young passer in Drew Lock at the helm, Denver desperately needs to upgrade its wide receiver group. Other than Courtland Sutton, no Broncos' WR that's still on the team reached even 300 receiving yards last season.

Armed with the No. 15 pick in the 2020, most analysts have the team picking a highly-touted WR prospect, like Henry Ruggs III. However, Denver reportedly took a meeting with a surprise candidate – Baylor's Denzel Mims.

Denzel Mims Broncos 2020 NFL Draft

While Ruggs' speed has gotten most of the attention, Mims might actually be the best all-around athlete at the position. At the 2020 NFL Combine, he posted a top-five time among WRs in the 40-yard dash (4.38 seconds) and the broad jump (131.0 inches) and even had the best time in the 3-cone drill (6.66 seconds).

For reference, the second-best time in the 3-cone was 0.28 seconds slower than Mims'.

He's also got the production to back it up, tallying 2,901 receiving yards and 28 touchdowns over the past three seasons.

Of course, if the Broncos do select Mims, they'll likely do it by trading down from No. 15, as he's projected to be on the board toward the end of the first round. Teams do often send smokescreens at this time of year, but Mims could be an excellent addition to Denver's WR corps – regardless of where they ultimately select him.

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