Broncos All-Time free agency defensive team

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Broncos All-Time defensive free agency team: Defensive Linemen

Neil Smith

After having to deal with playing against him as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs for nine seasons where he teamed up with Derrick Thomas to harass John Elway, it was great for Broncos fans to see Smith come to Denver and not only play very well, but also find huge success.

Smith, the No. 2 overall pick of the 1988 NFL Draft, tasted Super Bowl victory in Denver as the team won the big game in his first two years with the team. He had 19 sacks in three seasons with the Broncos.

Alfred Williams

Selected in the first round of the 1991 NFL Draft, Alfred Williams spent five years in the league with the Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers before coming to Denver in 1996 and becoming an instant playmaker for the defense.

He was a welcomed addition as well after having played for the Colorado Buffaloes in college.

He had 28.5 sacks during his time with the team including 13 in 1996, a year in which he made the Pro Bowl. That season, he finished third in the NFL Defensive Player of the Year voting.

Keith Traylor

Originally a third-round pick of the Broncos in 1991, Keith Traylor was one of the biggest players to ever put on a uniform for the team, hovering around the 340-pound mark during his playing days. But his career got off to a slow start.

After two seasons, the Broncos waived Traylor prior to the start of the 1993 season. He then had stints with the Raiders, Packers and Chiefs before the Broncos decided to bring him back in 1997.

He fit in quite well with that team.

During those seasons, Traylor consistently plugged up the middle to defend the run but the big man also got after the quarterback and was able to get 6.5 sacks during his second run in Denver.

Michael Dean Perry

A second-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 1988, Michael Dean Perry was often overshadowed by his more famous brother William "Refrigerator" Perry, but Muchael Dean was the far better football player.

After seven seasons in Cleveland, Perry signed with the Broncos ahead of the 1995 season and had six sacks with the team that season. In 1996, he was one of the best defensive tackles in football as he made his sixth Pro Bowl that season.

His time with the Broncos was short but he was a key piece of the defense and a solid player during that time.