5. Louis Wright
Louis Wright was the first great cornerback in team history and to this day, is just below Champ Bailey as the best cornerback in team history.
Selected in the first round of the 1975 draft, Wright spent 12 seasons in Denver, just like Mecklenburg, never playing for another team. He was magnificent in that time, going to the Po Bowl five times and being chosen as an All-Pro four times.
Wright’s career interception number (26) is low, but that’s because no one ever threw the ball his way, literally. He would eliminate half of the field on a regular basis. He was also an excellent run defender and was never afraid to put his head down and make a hit.
On top of that, Wright was selected to be part of the All-Decade Team for the 1970s. The other cornerbacks on that team, Willie Brown, Jimmy Johnson and Roger Wehrli, are all in the Hall of Fame.
Wright should absolutely join them at some point, though the chances are likely slim that he’ll ever get in, being that his career ended 35 years ago. The longer a player waits, the harder it is for them to ever be chosen (just ask the guy who is No. 1 on this list).