Denver Broncos: John Elway’s top 10 NFL Draft steals
John Elway hasn’t hit on 100 percent of his draft picks with the Denver Broncos, but he’s gotten some really nice steals. Here are the top 10…
Denver Broncos general manager John Elway has been a master in free agency, but the NFL Draft has been a much more difficult game for him to play.
Though Elway has hit on plenty of draft picks for the Denver Broncos, he’s got a much better track record finding players in the later rounds or getting guys with great value versus hitting on his day two selections.
Elway’s ability to find players in the later rounds of the draft and even in undrafted free agency along with some of the stars he’s drafted and signed with more valuable assets have helped the Broncos put together two AFC Championship seasons since he came aboard, five division titles, and one Super Bowl title.
In the NFL, you just can’t win without a deep enough roster.
Elway and the Broncos scouting department have unearthed some very good undrafted free agent gems like Chris Harris Jr., C.J. Anderson, and Shaquil Barrett, but what about his NFL Draft steals?
This could be any player that ended up being drafted much later than they should have been based on performance, so it’s not necessarily just guys who were picked on day three of the Draft or in the late rounds.
Here are Elway’s top 10 steals in the Draft to date, excluding the 2017 and 2018 classes, who have not yet proven themselves enough…