Commanders need right matchup for Courtland Sutton
The Denver Broncos can exploit a size mismatch any time Russell Wilson looks the way of 6-foot-4, 216-pound wide receiver Courtland Sutton, who caught one of the quarterback's touchdown passes last week. The wide receiver's is also likely to be too physical for Emmanuel Forbes, the Washington Commanders' top draft pick in 2023.
A game-clinching pass breakup capped Forbes' regular-season debut in style. But the slight rookie could find himself bullied by Sutton.
Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio can deploy safety help to give Forbes a hand, but the better move would be to put a bigger body on Sutton throughout. Benjamin St-Juste qualifies at 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds.
St-Juste played every snap defensively against the Cardinals, but he allowed three completions on five targets, per Pro Football Reference. A matchup requiring the former Minnesota star to jam and press Sutton would play more to the cornerback's core skills.
Shutting down the Wilson to Sutton connection will hamstring a struggling Broncos' offense. But the Commanders need additional help dealing with one of the strengths of the Denver defense.