6 biggest Broncos draft busts of the last decade
Broncos biggest draft busts since 2012: Montee Ball
Montee Ball was an absolute stud running back in college, so it made sense for the Broncos to select him in the second round of the 2013 draft.
After gaining over 5,000 yards on the ground and scoring a ridiculous 77 rushing touchdowns for the Badgers, it looked like the Broncos were getting a guy they could ride for the next several years.
In his rookie season, he looked fairly decent, providing a one-two punch out of the backfield alongside Knowshon Moreno. But he fell off big time in 2014, gaining just 172 yards on the ground that season.
That led to several questions coming into the 2015 season and the Broncos answered those by cutting Ball ahead of the start of that regular season. He was unable to beat out guys like C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson, two players who were undrafted.
Ball was not given a chance in the league again until three months later when the New England Patriots signed him to their practice squad. But that didn’t last long as a domestic violence arrest that offseason basically ended his playing career.