I had a tough time deciding whether Terrell Davis or Shannon Sharpe should be in the No. 1 slot. Both are worthy and certainly outplayed their draft spot. Terrell was drafted by the Broncos in 1995 in the sixth round at pick 196.
He came into training camp as the sixth-string tailback with little chance of making the squad. He impressed the coaches throughout the preseason and became the starting running back by the first regular-season game. In his short seven-year career, he managed to become the Broncos all-time rushing leader with 7,607 yards.
Davis played in and won two Super Bowls with the Broncos. He was crowned the MVP of Super Bowl XXXll and the league MVP the year after in 1998.
Terrell Davis was a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007—his first year of eligibility. Some argue that due to his career being cut short by injury, he may be kept out altogether. That still remains to be seen.
He certainly made an indelible mark on the Denver Broncos franchise as well as the Mile High City. He was inducted to the prestigious Broncos Ring of Fame in 2007. His famous "Mile High Salute" can still be seen in end-zone celebrations to this day.