The Denver Broncos concluded the 2012 regular season with a 13-3 mark, winning the AFC West divisional title and clinching the No. 1 seed in the conference in the process.
It was more than any Bronco fan expected heading into the season. Even with the Broncos coming off a divisional title and a playoff victory from 2011 and the acquisition of Peyton Manning, there were high expectations for this team to perform well.
An AFC West title and maybe a conference championship game were in the cards entering the season in the expectations of many.
However, the Broncos exceeded those expectations big time. The Broncos not only concluded the regular season with an 11-game winning streak, but clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC.
The Broncos now wait to play the Baltimore Ravens in Denver's first playoff game this Saturday in the Divisional Playoffs.
The Broncos' 2012 draft class featured seven selections, three of these selections which were acquired in player trades.
A few of Denver's rookies made an impact during one of the greatest regular seasons in franchise history.
Who are the rookies of the 2012 draft class that shined brightest?