The 15 Worst Draft Picks in the Mike Shanahan Era


Published: April 12, 2009


... led by coach Josh McDaniels will approach it. 

Mike Shanahan had one of the more successful tenures in NFL history in his years with the Broncos winning back-to-back Super Bowls and many division titles.

However, it was the play of his defense in his last few seasons in Denver that ultimately led to his demise and firing after the 2008 season.

Looking over his record in the draft, you might not have to go very far to understand what may have been the reason for the lack of talent on that side of the ball.

As good of an offensive mind as "Shanny" was, he left a lot to be desired when it came to analyzing players coming into the league.

Here's a look at the 15 worst draft picks in the Shanahan era:


15.  PHIL YEBOAH-KODIE 1995  Fifth Round - Pick 146  LB Penn State 

It was a close call for the 15 spot, but Yeboah-Kodie won out on his name alone. Drafted out of Penn State 1...

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