Just 31 picks after selecting Watts, the Broncos chose Jeremy LeSueur, one of the worst third-round picks in team history.
Generally, a third-round pick is going to get at least a couple of seasons in the team’s system. LeSueur, who came from mighty Michigan University, never even appeared in a game for the Broncos.
After spending his rookie season trying to learn how to adapt to the pro game, the coaching staff felt he just wasn’t a good fit and he was cut ahead of the 2005 season.
He was given a chance with a couple of other teams but never caught on and was out of the league following the 2006 campaign. He was just a bad pick and that seemed obvious early on.
He did offer some ability to return kicks during his college days and Shanahan was likely looking to get a versatile athlete that he could use in multiple ways with the Broncos but things just never materialized.
During this time, Shahanan was in charge of the team’s personnel decisions in addition to his head coaching responsibilities and many of his decisions were questionable during that time period.
This would certainly be one of those.