7 Biggest Draft Day Mistakes in Denver Broncos History

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7 Biggest Draft Day Mistakes in Denver Broncos History
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The Denver Broncos have been around for 54 years as an NFL franchise. Along the way, the team has made some great selections on draft day. Picks like Lyle Alzado in 1971, Terrell Davis in the sixth round of the 1995 NFL draft and Randy Gradishar in 1974 go down as some of the Broncos' finest draft-day decisions in team history.

But with the good comes the bad.

For all the great moves the Broncos have made in the draft, they've made a number of bad ones. These mistakes didn't just happen in one era—they happened even during the largely successful coaching eras of Dan Reeves, Mike Shanahan and Wade Phillips.

While selections such as Alzado, Davis and Gradishar resulted in highly successful teams that ended up advancing to the Super Bowl, the selections on this list resulted in missed opportunities and chances to draft real franchise players.

Here are the seven biggest draft-day mistakes in franchise history.

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