Jesus christ. 3rd for Sutton is absolutely criminal. If I got Sutton in the 3rd, I’d be laughing all the way to the bank. Hell if I got him in the 2nd, I’d be ecstatic. Who were the other WRs taken above him? Miller/gallup/moore/kirk/ridley would be my guesses. Not sure who else would be above that.
Them drafting Hamilton doesn’t mean jack squat. Hamilton is a full time slot receiver. Sutton is an X receiver. Hamilton is probably more polished and will have a more immediate impact but in the long run, Sutton will be the guy. Also Hamilton was clearly drafted to replace Sanders in the slot, not to replace DT. I actually really like both Receivers, i don’t think either one diminishes the value of the other. Both are already impressing in training camp although i don’t put too much weight in it. Every day you hear something great about Sutton which certainly isn’t a bad thing. DT and others on the team said his route running is actually even better than they had thought. Wouldn’t be shocked to see Sutton out there in 2 WR sets and 3 WR sets with sanders in the slot.
This is dynasty, not a redraft league. There is almost next to zero percent chance DT and Sanders both stay next year. Most likely is DT is gone. They drafted Sutton to replace him. Don’t forget DT took about 2-3 years to develop into one of the NFLs top WRs. That’s the whole point of doing dynasty. Identifying these guys with great talent early and watching them develop. Is he unpolished? Ofcourse. So are most WRs coming out of the college. I’d still probably wager he is more polished and runs better routes than Cain. He is 100% more athletic than cain.
You can argue that Moore/Kirk/Ridley or whatever could be at the top but Sutton is definitely in that conversation. To say that he is not even close to the best option means you most likely didn’t watch him at all in college. There is a reason why he was one of the top WRs off the board. There is a reason why denver chose him as DT’s successor. They are very similar guys. Both athletic freaks who need to develop more route running. I’m not saying he will be the top guy this year, but in 2 years when we look back, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he was the top performing WR of this entire class and a potential WR1 stud. He definitely has one of the highest if not the highest ceiling of the entire group. Cain has next to no shot of of reaching that status.
Sutton and Cain are not even close to on the same level though as far as talent and opportunity go. Can respect taking your guy but damn that is one hell of a reach.