Broncos History Of Draft Day Hits and Misses


Published: April 14, 2009


... history is concerned, it has proven to be the marker of mediocrity and Superbowl greatness. 

Rather then analyzing the stats of every player, multiplying their draft number times pi, and then referring to the current BCS schedule,  I'm going to use Superbowl Rosters to quantify whether the team was worthy and how the draft played into their success. 

Let me begin by analyzing the 1977 Superbowl Roster.  All remaining Superbowl seasons will be covered in future articles.


The Infamous 1977 Year 

Craig Morton and the "Orange Crush" defense.  It put Denver on the map.  It also showed the nation how good the "Donkeys" are at choking in the big game. 

Of the starters in that game the following were all drafted by the Broncos in the '69-'76 draft years:  Barney Chavous, Billy Thompson*,Claudie Minor, Louis Wright*, Lyle Alzado, Otis Armstrong, Paul Howard, Randy Gradishar*...

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