The Denver Broncos are in the process of looking for young talent in the draft. The team is known to have success in the later rounds, and I believe that they should look towards De’Anthony Thomas late on day two or on day three of the draft. This is a player who could be the hybrid talent the team has been looking for.
Thomas is one of the most electrifying players in the draft. Coming in at 5-foot-9, he may not be the biggest player, but that should not stop the Broncos from drafting him. His elusiveness, acceleration and the ability to score every time he touches the football gives the team quite a player who can contribute right off the bat in his rookie campaign. He can even quickly cut on routes, which can help as far as separating from defenders.
His abilities as a kick and punt returner could also help fill in the void left by Trindon Holliday when he signed with the New York Giants. Adding his speed and elusiveness could really help in the return game and swing the momentum of the game. His vision and abilities to catch the football in the open field make him a hybrid threat in the run, pass, and on special teams.
I believe that he will be a great addition to the Broncos’ offense. While Peyton Manning is not a dual-threat quarterback, Thomas can help the future Hall-of-Fame QB in so many ways. He is known to pass block, which is a trait that Knowshon Moreno brought to the table and something that fans are uncertain that Montee Ball can bring. He can also give Manning another option in the passing game.
While the only knock on Thomas is his size, his skill set is similar to that of Tavon Austin and we all saw what he can do. I believe that drafting Thomas will benefit the Broncos in their quest for another Super Bowl run.