Denver Broncos: 5 best first-round picks in team history
4. Louis Wright, CB, 1975
Louis Wright was drafted with the No. 17 overall choice in 1975 out of San Jose State. He played his entire 12-year career with the Broncos.
The fact that Wright is not a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a total headscratcher. He certainly has the resume to be among the greats that are already there.
Wright was a true shutdown cornerback and part of a team that took the Broncos to the first Super Bowl appearance in team history.
He doesn’t have gaudy numbers with just 26 career interceptions, but one has to take into consideration the fact that teams routinely shied away from his side of the field.
Wright went to five Pro Bowls and was named to the All-Pro First Team four times. He is also a member of the 1970s All-Decade Team. He is the only defensive back on that team who is not in the Hall of Fame.
Wright’s career is largely forgotten as his playing days have been over for 35 years, but he was definitely a great first-round pick.