Best and Worst NFL Draft Picks for Each Team in the Past Decade

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Dec 28, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) before the start of the game against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos

Best Pick – Von Miller, LB, 2nd Overall in 2011

The scheme fit was questionable at first, as the Broncos primarily ran a 4-3 defense at the time they selected Von Miller. However, elite talent will show up in any scheme and that certainly has happened in Denver. Von Miller has established himself as arguably the best outside linebacker in the NFL with four dominant seasons under his belt. He has no weaknesses in his game, and unlike most 4-3 linebackers he is an absolute terror pass rushing off the edge.

I’m excited to see what he’ll do in Wade Phillips new 3-4 system.

Other selections considered:

Brandon Marshall, WR, 119th Overall in 2006

Elvin Dumervil, DE, 126th Overall in 2006

Ryan Clady, OT, 12th Overall in 2008

Demaryius Thomas, WR, 22nd Overall in 2010

Julius Thomas, TE, 129th Overall in 2011

Worst Pick – Jarvis Moss, DE, 17th Overall in 2007

Jarvis Moss certainly looked the part of an NFL defensive end. He was pushing 6’7″ and weighed 250 pounds, and had good combine numbers.

But it never clicked on the field for him.

He suffered a broken shin his rookie season, struggled his second season, and was a miscast as an outside linebacker for then defensive coordinator Mike Nolan in his third season. The Broncos cut him during his third season, where he signed on with the Oakland Raiders and played two seasons before retiring.

Other selections considered:

Maurice Clarett, RB, 101st Overall in 2005

Robert Ayers, DE, 18th Overall in 2009