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Brandon Stokley says current Broncos receivers have all the tools to make Denver successful

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A former Broncos receiver likes what he sees from Denver's current unit.

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Brandon Stokley knows a thing or two about playing receiver in the NFL. He played fifteen seasons in the NFL, winning two Super Bowls along the way (XXXV with the Ravens and XLI with the Colts).

He played with the Broncos from 2007-09 and again in 2012. During his four seasons with Denver, Stokley caught 153 passes for 2,034 yards and 17 touchdowns.

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So, what does he think of Denver's current receivers?

"Demaryius (Thomas) and Emmanuel (Sanders) , I love watching them play," Stokley told MHR during Broncos practice on Tuesday. "Emmanuel Sanders might be my favorite player to watch. I love his game, I love how he plays — his enthusiasm.

"But they've got so many different weapons, receiver-wise, they've got quick guys, they've got big physical guys, so they've got it all, and they're a fun group to watch."

Sanders has been spending time in the slot. Stokley, who used to be a slot receiver, said lining up inside is a good position for Sanders.

"He's got all the tools. He's tough, he's shifty, fast, quick, he's got it all. So I think that's a great spot for him. Like I said, I love watching him play."

Sanders made the Pro Bowl as an alternate last year after catching 101 passes for 1,404 yards and nine touchdowns his first season in Denver.

According to Stokley, we can expect Sanders to have another big year.