Photos: Ten worst first-round draft picks in Broncos history
This year's NFL draft takes place on Thursday, with the Broncos selecting in the 31st slot -- a tough place to find an impact athlete.
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We hope John Elway and company beat the odds -- or at least make a better choice than the ones on the following list. Here's our top-ten roster of the ten worst first-round draft picks in Broncos history. Count them down below.
Number 10: Tommy Maddox
Number 25 overall pick in 1992
Maddox had some good years at QB in Pittsburgh, long after his Broncos days. But in Denver, he was mainly drafted because then-coach Dan Reeves was disenchanted with John Elway and seldom rose from the pine.
Number 9: Ashley Lelie
Wide receiver: Hawaii
Number 19 overall pick in 2002
Lelie never became the big-time receiver the Broncos envisioned, and he was a grumbler, leading to his 2006 trade. Two years later, he was out of the league.
Continue to keep counting down our choices for the ten worst first-round draft picks in Broncos history.