Denver Broncos: Ultimate 7-round draft of the last decade
Second round: Derek Wolfe, 2012
The Broncos have had some solid picks in the second round in the last 10 years and some really bad ones, such as Montee Ball and Cody Latimer. Derek Wolfe gets the nod here and it’s by a pretty good margin, though there are high hopes for the likes of Courtland Sutton, Dalton Risner and K.J. Hamler.
Back in the 2012 draft, the Broncos actually traded out of the first round and then selected Wolfe out of Cincinnati. He was one of two second-round picks for the team that year as the Broncos also chose Brock Osweiler.
Wolfe spent eight seasons with the Broncos, registering 33 sacks during his time there. But he was always around the play, had a non-stop motor and became one of the defensive leaders of a team that won a Super Bowl.
He is also one of the more underrated players to ever don the orange and blue.
Wolfe’s career continues with the Baltimore Ravens, who he signed with ahead of the 2020 season, but he is one of those guys that should be considered a member of the Broncos forever, perhaps even signing a one-day contract in order to retire with the team when he calls it a career.