NFL Predictions: How the Denver Broncos Receiving Corps Will Look in 2012

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NFL Predictions: How the Denver Broncos Receiving Corps Will Look in 2012
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A big question surrounding the 2012 Denver Broncos will be whether Tim Tebow can improve as a passer.

Despite his heroics during the 2011 season, the Broncos signal-caller often threw completely erratic balls, behind his receivers and away when targets were wide open.

With the midseason trade of Brandon Lloyd, the Broncos spread themselves somewhat thin at wide receiver. This left Denver with wideouts who were young, inexperienced and without ample time to prepare for the roles that they found themselves.

Though these young receivers rose to the challenge and performed well, particularly Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker, Denver still ranked near the bottom of the league in almost every receiving category.

The Broncos were dead last in total receptions, 31st in total receiving yards and 18th in receiving touchdowns. Not to be outdone, the Broncos did rank third in one receiving category: fumbles.

Now obviously we need to lay a huge portion of the blame for this at the feet of Tebow, and it's worth mentioning that the Broncos were fairly middle of the road when it came to dropped passes with 28.

Regardless of who you blame, the Broncos might have done well to hang onto Brandon Lloyd.

If they're looking at the same stats we are, it's likely that we'll see a bit of a different-looking receiving corps for the Broncos next year. Including tight ends, this is a list of every current receiver in Denver and where they may end up next year, leaving us with a blue print for the  2012 receiving depth chart.


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