Five draft picks that fooled the Denver Broncos
WR Marcus Nash – Drafted in 1998 (First Round, 30th Overall)
After the Denver Broncos were able to capture the team’s first Super Bowl title, they were slated to pick last in the 1998 NFL Draft. A small price to pay as the team was going into the offseason on the highest note that an NFL team could. But what was the team to do with that pick?
Well, the Broncos decided to use the pick on wide receiver Marcus Nash. Having another star wide out alongside Rod Smith and Ed McCaffrey could really help the offense get going. However, Nash did not pan out as Broncos Country had hoped.
His time in Denver was short lived. He did record four receptions during the team’s second Super Bowl run. However, after that, he was nowhere to be found, which was a real surprise. As things ended up getting bad for the 1999 Denver Broncos, the team decided to trade Marcus Nash to the Miami Dolphins.
It was a first round draft pick that just did not end up working out during and in the post-John Elway era. But there was one other player who takes the cake as far as players who fooled the Denver Broncos.