We laugh at those picks now, but they looked like home runs at the time. ESPN.com's Todd McShay had this to say in 2007 after seeing Russell's passing session during his pro day:
"I can't remember being in such awe of a quarterback in my decade of attending combines and pro days."
So it's clear that you can't always know what you're seeing, even when you're paid to do it.
The upside to this, seeing as how nothing is a sure thing, is that you can also take some shots and make some reaches, especially when there's nothing that you really need. That's the position the Denver Broncos are in. They do have needs, no doubt about it, but not the way that, say, Jacksonville does. They can take some risks, especially in the later rounds, and the team's not going to fall apart if they don't pan out.
Sometimes, you have to risk a lot to get a lot. These are five risks that Denver could consider if the cards fall the right way.