The following players were all considered for the list, but just missed the top 10:
Tyrone Braxton, Defensive Back
Braxton spent all but one of his 13 NFL seasons in Denver and made 36 interceptions in that time—four of which he returned for touchdowns.
Barney Chavous, Defensive Lineman
Chavous played his entire 13-year career with the Broncos after being drafted in the second round out of South Carolina State. His 75 career sacks rank third on the team's all time list.
Rulon Jones, Defensive End
Another second-round draft pick that played his entire career with the Broncos. In nine seasons, Jones amassed 52.5 sacks but would have 73.5 for his career, since sack totals did become an official statistic until the 1982 season.
Al Wilson, Linebacker
Wilson was the leader of the Broncos defense for several years at middle linebacker. He had 580 tackles and 21.5 sacks in his career, but he also made the Pro Bowl five times.
Trevor Pryce, Defensive End
A former first-round pick, Trevor Pryce was a valuable member of the Broncos defense. He had 64 sacks in a Broncos uniform and made the Pro Bowl four consecutive times. He was also named to their 50th anniversary team.