2020 NFL Draft: 5 players Broncos could take in Round 1

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Justin Jefferson, LSU Tigers
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 28: Wide receiver Justin Jefferson #2 of the LSU Tigers celebrates a touchdown in the second quarter over the Oklahoma Sooners during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /

1. Justin Jefferson, LSU receiver

One of the biggest reasons Joe Burrow is poised to go No. 1 overall in this draft is the embarrassment of riches he had to work with at wide receiver. Jefferson was the best of the bunch for LSU. The fact that he is currently projected as a relatively late first round pick is a testament to just how good this class of wide receivers is.

The Broncos should be the team to step up and take him ahead of his projected draft slot. Jefferson wasn’t viewed as an elite athlete despite his production at LSU, but after running a 4.43 at the Combine, he’s elevated his draft stock and could blossom into a Pro Bowl receiver.

Jefferson is an exceptionally fluid receiver who glides all over the field. He makes running away from talented defensive backs look easy. A little work on his route-running could make him even more difficult to cover at the next level.

Jefferson’s combination of size and catch radius profile him as a good No. 1 receiver for Lock. He could learn from Sutton for a couple of years as the No. 2 wideout before ascending to the top spot. Jefferson to the Broncos is a perfect marriage for the player and the team drafting him.

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