Denver Broncos: 5 worst first-round picks in team history
2. Ted Gregory, Defensive tackle, 1988
Talk about a bad pick. On most lists, this guy is No. 1 on worst picks ever made the Broncos and it’s hard to say he’s not deserving.
Gregory was a great college player at Syracuse, much like Schindler during his college career. But he was even worse than Schindler at the next level, which was hard to do.
Gregory actually never played a down in Denver. Legend has it that when then-head coach Dan Reeves met his first-round pick, he stated that he was taller than him. Gregory came into the league with injury concerns and those proved to be legitimate as his knee gave him trouble during training camp, prompting the Broncos to trade him to the New Orleans Saints.
Gregory literally lasted just a few months in Denver and played in just a few games with the Saints before his bad knee forced him out of football.
This was a bad pick and Gregory has every right to be No. 1 on this list but the reason he is not is that the guy who is on top of this list is much more recognizable for being bad and he played at the most important position on the field.