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Denver Broncos - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

Think of the Denver Broncos and the first name that comes to mind is John Elway. Do we need to go on? Of course, for those who don’t know the back story on Elway’s drafting in 1983, he was picked by the Colts but refused to go there. So he made sure a trade was worked up so that he would be traded after Baltimore selected him. The rest is history on his Hall of Fame career. Is there any competition for him as the best #1 pick ever? Technically, he can’t be Denver’s best #1 ever because the Colts drafted him. So with that said, we have Floyd Little and Steve Atwater to consider and aside from those two, no others are worthy of being included in this conversation so the nod goes to Atwater.

Honorable Mentions: Riley Odoms (1972), Randy Gradishar (1974), Chris Hinton (1983), Tommy Maddox (1992), Jay Cutler (2006), Ryan Clady (2008), Tim Tebow (2010), Von Miller (2011)

Harv Aronson

Harv Aronson

Harv currently writes for Abstract Sports, the Sports History Network, and the magazine Gridiron Greats. Harv wrote the published book "Pro Football's Most Passionate Fans" and as a professional writer has had articles published in an array of sports publications.

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