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

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Riley Odoms may not have been the best tight end to ever suit up for the Broncos (we all know who that was), but he was certainly a consistent, reliable presence for the Denver passing game that never wavered for the better part of a decade.

Odoms played for the Broncos for 12 years, nine of which were spent as the full-time starter. Although he never had a monstrous season, he put together one exceptional outing after another. As a result, he was rewarded with four Pro Bowl and two All-Pro selections.

Some may have considered selecting a tight end at No. 5 a reach. Very rarely are tight ends ever taken that high in the draft. Despite the presumed reach, Odoms more than earned his keep with the Broncos, proving to be a reliable weapon throughout his stay in Denver. He even played a prominent role in the Broncos’ Super Bowl run in 1977.

Although he has yet to enter the club’s Ring of Honor, it’s assumed he’ll make it in sooner rather than later. If you look back at his extended career and undeniable impact, there’s really no reason to keep him out at this point.