Broncos’ hidden treasure: Wide receiver

June, 26, 2012
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Examining a position group that could exceed its preseason expectations:

Last year, the Denver Broncos’ receiver crew was considered young, green and a detriment to the team.

Even though Tim Tebow didn’t pass much, many league observers thought his receivers weren’t up to par anyway. I don’t think that will be the case with Peyton Manning throwing the ball to the receivers this season. I think they will be looked at as a plus-group.

I expect third-year players Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker to emerge as stars playing with Manning. I also like veterans Andre Caldwell and Brandon Stokley for this system. Stokley is a crafty vet who has experience playing with Manning.

I’m not saying this will be an elite group, but Manning will have no problem getting production out of his wideouts.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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