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How To Explain the Sheer Awfulness of Bronco's 2009 Draft?

ENGLEWOOD, CO - MAY 03:  Richard Quinn #81 participates in practice at the Denver Broncos Minicamp at the Broncos training facility on May 3, 2009 in Englewood, Colorado. Quinn was a second round 2009 draft pick.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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robert ethanCorrespondent IJune 15, 2010

I thought the Broncos had an exceptional draft in 2010, although many media people panned it. However, there is no consolation to be found in the 2009 draft where the team used many more prime choices and came away with nothing except a workmanlike running back in Knowshon Moreno.

It's really hard to calculate the fail level of last year's draft considering the amount of draft capital spent. Probably no one symbolizes the bizarre quality of Josh and Brian's Most Excremental Adventure than Richard Quinn. Why? A guy who had 12 career catches. Not smart. Busted for domestic violence shortly into his career. Traded up at great cost to draft him in the second round. Fail, fail, fail, fail. Trading away a first round draft choice for Alphonso Smith who hardly played last year. This year it would have brought Earl Thomas who will get into the starting lineup long before Smith and stay there a lot longer. Even Perrish Cox, a fifth round pick from this draft is playing ahead of Smith. Fail, fail, fail. Robert Ayers, being outplayed by an undrafted rookie free agent who is a year younger than him at the moment. Number 18 overall pick and a large part of the return for Jay Cutler. Fail, fail, fail.

It's sad. A monumental failure of epic proportion overall.

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