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Signing Day: Where Broncos Ranked

Posted Feb 5, 2014

A look at how many stars each Broncos player was rated as a college recruit.


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- With high school athletes around the country faxing in their commitments on National Signing Day today, we thought we'd take a look back at where each of the Broncos' players ranked as they were being recruited out of high school.

The list goes to show that how many stars a player is given coming out of high school, doesn't necessarily equate to his future as an NFL player.

Of the 63 players on either the Broncos' active roster or injured reserve at the end of the season, only one -- wide receiver Andre Caldwell -- received five stars coming out of high school. In fact, there were more unranked players (seven) than there were five-star recruits.

The most common rating was three stars, with 18 Broncos falling in that category. Thirteen were four stars, thirteen were two stars and one received one star.

Ten players were recruited before the current ranking system, of which Champ Bailey, Quentin Jammer and Peyton Manning likely would have received five stars as all were top recruits in their classes.

Broncos players took to Twitter to give their thoughts on signing day:

See below for the full list of where each player that finished the season on the team's active roster or injured reserve ranked:

BRONCOS COLLEGE RECRUITING EVALUATIONS
Player Stars College
Adams, Mike N/A Delaware
Anderson, C.J. 3 California
Ayers, Robert 4 Tennessee
Bailey, Champ N/A Georgia
Ball, Montee 4 Wisconsin
Beadles, Zane 2 Utah
Bolden, Omar 4 Arizona State
Bradley, Stewart N/A Nebraska
Brewer, Aaron 2 San Diego State
Bruton, David 3 Notre Dame
Caldwell, Andre 5 Florida
Carter, Quinton 3 Oklahoma
Carter, Tony 4 Florida State
Clady, Ryan 2 Boise State
Clark, Chris 2 Southern Mississippi
Cole, Marquice 0 Northwestern
Colquitt, Britton 3 Tennessee
Decker, Eric 2 Minnesota
Dreessen, Joel 0 Colorado State
Dysert, Zac 3 Miami (OH)
Franklin, Orlando 4 Miami
Fua, Sione 3 Stanford
Green, Virgil 2 Nevada
Harris Jr., Chris 2 Kansas
Hillman, Ronnie 3 San Diego State
Holliday, Trindon 3 LSU
Huff, Michael N/A 278,765
Ihenacho, Duke 2 San Jose State
Irving, Nate 3 North Carolina State
Jackson, Malik 4 USC
Jammer, Quentin N/A Texas
Johnson, Steven 0 Kansas
Justice, Winston 4 USC
Knighton, Terrance 3 Temple
Koppen, Dan N/A Boston College
Kuper, Chris N/A North Dakota
Lenon, Paris N/A Richmond
Manning, Peyton N/A Tennessee
Marshall, Brandon 2 Nevada
McCray, Lerentee 4 Florida
Miller, Von 4 Texas A&M
Mincey, Jeremy 0 Florida
Moreno, Knowshon 4 Georgia
Osweiler, Brock 3 Arizona State
Painter, Vinston 4 Virgina Tech
Phillips, Shaun 4 Purdue
Prater, Matt 2 UCF
Ramirez, Manny 3 Texas Tech
Rodgers-Cromartie, Dominique 0 Tennessee State
Smith, Quanterus 2 Western Kentucky
Tamme, Jacob 3 Kentucky
Thomas, Demaryius 3 Georgia Tech
Thomas, Julius 0 Portland State
Trevathan, Danny 2 Kentucky
Unrein, Mitch 0 Wyoming
Vallos, Steve 1 Wake Forest
Vasquez, Louis 3 Texas Tech
Vickerson, Kevin 4 N/A
Webster, Kayvon 3 South Florida
Welker, Wes N/A Texas Tech
Williams, Sylvester 3 North Carolina
Wolfe, Derek 2 Cincinnati
Woodyard, Wesley 3 Kentucky

Note: N/A means the player entered college before the current ranking system: