2. Demaryius Thomas, Wide Receiver, Georgia Tech
2010 NFL Draft: 1st round, 22nd overall
The only offensive player on the list, Demaryius Thomas was an absolute gem for the Denver Broncos as the team’s first-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
In what would be the last draft for Josh McDaniels, the Broncos drafted both Thomas and Eric Decker, a duo that really dominated the rest of the league from 2012-13.
Thomas was selected to four Pro Bowls in his time with the Broncos but didn’t really have that true ‘breakout’ season until his third year with the team, the first year Peyton Manning came on as a free agent.
Manning and Thomas became one of the NFL’s best duos, and from 2012-15, Thomas caught 402 passes with 41 touchdowns.
Despite not reaching the 1,000-yard mark until his third season, Thomas finished his Broncos career with over 9,000 receiving yards, an average of 1,000 per season. He finished his career with Denver second on the team’s all-time list in receiving, second in receiving touchdowns, and number one in yards per game (min. two seasons).
Thomas is a sure-fire Ring of Famer in Denver someday.