OLB Von Miller (Round 1, No. 2 overall) S Rahim Moore (Round 2, No. 45 overall) OT Orlando Franklin (Round 2, No. 46 overall) LB Nate Irving (Round 3, No. 67 overall) S Quinton Carter (Round 4, No. 108 overall) TE Julius Thomas (Round 4, No. 129 overall) TE Virgil Green (Round 7, No. 204 overall)
John Elway had not even been on the job four months when the Broncos settled in for perhaps their most important draft in a generation, headlined by the club's highest pick since the common draft was instituted in 1967 as part of the AFL-NFL merger.
That pick was used on Miller, who was everything the Broncos expected -- and more. Five years into his career, he has four Pro Bowl selections, two first-team All-Pro nods and, most recently, the MVP award for his overpowering performance in the Broncos' 24-10 Super Bowl 50 win over the Carolina Panthers.
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