Denver Broncos 5 worst first-round picks of the last 20 years
Denver Broncos top-5 worst first-round picks in the last 20 years
2. Jarvis Moss (2007, 17th overall)
The Denver Broncos, in the mid-2000s, were absolutely desperate for pass rush help.
It was clear at this point that Mike Shanahan was struggling as the head coach/GM to identify defensive talent compared to the way he could cycle in offensive players and have success, so he threw a handful of picks at pass rushers in the 2007 NFL Draft.
Jarvis Moss was a fascinating prospect at 6-foot-7, 250 pounds out of Florida with plenty of potential, but plenty of skeptics heading into that Draft season as well.
Shanahan traded a first, third, and sixth-round pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars to move up for Moss, who had failed a drug test in the pre-draft process.
The failed drug test and Moss being more potential than production ultimately led to him being one of the worst draft busts in recent Denver Broncos history.
He didn’t make it to the end of his rookie contract with the Broncos and spent his final games in the NFL as a member of the Raiders, to make matters worse.
He played just 34 games in Denver with 3.5 sacks.