ARLINGTON, Texas – Courtland Sutton goes to the other Big D.
The Denver Broncos picked the SMU wide receiver with the 40th pick in the 2018 draft and the eighth round selection.
The first WR recorded on Friday night was Sutton's third recipient to be released behind Draft's weekend behind Carolina's DJ Calvin Ridley of Moore and Atlanta
A local Dallas lookout, Sutton was expected to land with the Dallas Cowboys when available through the 50th selection, NFL Network Insider reported Ian Rapoport. After Dallas cut long-term wide-out Dez Bryant earlier this month, Sutton's name came up as a potential replacement.
The selection met a remarkable "Ohh!" Reaction from the Cowboys-friendly AT & T Stadium crowd when they realized that Dez's replacement was off the board. Instead, he will serve as another target for new Broncos quarterback Case Keenum. Sutton joins a corps where Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders play, but from there, Isaiah McKenzie, Jordan Taylor, Carlos Henderson and Jordan Leslie will complete the crew in Mile High City.
We had a 1st round degree on SMU WR Courtland Sutton and we are pleased to choose him on # 40.
He has tremendous advantages as a player and on top of that is a great person. pic.twitter.com/qXiRMGg82A
– John Elway (@johnelway)
April 27, 2018