Denver Broncos: Top 15 first-round draft picks of all time

Von Miller, Denver Broncos. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Al Wilson, Denver Broncos
Al Wilson, Denver Broncos. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /

Look at that — another linebacker! The Broncos have a knack for hitting home runs when they select linebackers in the first round, and Al Wilson is no exception.

As I mentioned previously, Mobley was teamed with another sensational linebacker that allowed the Denver defense to enjoy plenty of tremendous play at the position during the late 1990s. Well Wilson was that other linebacker, if you didn’t already know that on your own.

Like many of the other players on this list, Wilson spent his entire career with the Broncos. Although it was shorter than he probably wanted it to be, it was filled with amazing production, plenty of highlight-reel plays and more than enough accolades for one linebacker. Seriously, the guy ended his career with five Pro Bowl and two All-Pro selections to his name.

Wilson never did win a Super Bowl, and his career was ultimately cut short by injury. After the Broncos cut him loose in 2007, he would never see another down. Still, even with another uneventful end to an outstanding career, it’s difficult not to celebrate everything Wilson accomplished in those eight years.