View Full Version : What was the Broncos best fourth round pick of all-time?

Bronco CB40
04-18-2010, 09:53 PM
Denver Broncos
Fourth Round History
1967: 85 - Carl Cunningham, LB, Houston
1968: 91- Gordon Lambert, LB, Tennessee-Martin
1968: 102 - Drake Garrett, DB, Michigan State
1968: 111 - Gus Hollomon, DB, Houston
1969: 84 - Mike Schnitker, G, Colorado
1969: 88 - Ed Hayes, DB, Morgan State
1970: 89 - Jerry Hendren, WR, Idaho
1971: 79 - Lyle Alzado, DE, Yankton
1971: 87 - Cleo Johnson, DB, Alcorn State
1972: 102 - Tom Graham, LB, Oregon
1973: 88 - Tom Jackson, OLB, Louisville
1974: 92 - Ozell Collier, DB, Colorado
1975: 84 - Steve Taylor, DB, Georgia
1975: 95 - Rick Upchurch, WR, Minnesota
1976: 107 - Craig Penrose, QB, San Diego State
1977: 101 - Billy Bryan, C, Duke
1978: No selection
1979: 105 - Charles Jefferson, DB, McNeese State
1980: 107 - Rick Parros, RB, Utah State
1981: 98 - Mark Herrmann, QB, Purdue
1982: 106 - Dan Plater, WR, BYU
1983: No selection
1984: 89 - Randy Robbins, DB, Arizona
1985: 110 - Keli McGregor, TE, Colorado State
1986: 104 - Jim Juriga, OT, Illinois
1987: 111 - Marc Munford, LB, Nebraska
1988: No selection
1989: 97 - Jake McCullough, DE, Clemson
1990: 82 - Jeroy Robinson, LB, Texas A&M
1991: 89 - Derek Russell, WR, Arkansas
1992: 110 - Chuck Johnson, G, Texas
1993: 98 - Jeff Robinson, DE, Idaho
1994: 123 - Randy Fuller, DB, Tennessee State
1995: 121 - Jamie Brown, OT, Florida A&M
1995: 124 - Ken Brown, LB, Virginia Tech
1996: 100 - Jeff Lewis, QB, Northern Arizona
1996: 122 - Darrius Johnson, CB, Oklahoma
1997: 124 - Cory Gilliard, S, Ball State
1998: 122 - Curtis Alexander, RB, Alabama
1999: 127 - Olandis Gary, RB, Georgia
2000: 101 - Jerry Johnson, DT, Florida State
2000: 112 - Cooper Carlisle, G, Florida
2001: 113 - Ben Hamilton, G, Minnesota
2001: 120 - Nick Harris, P, California
2002: 131 - Sam Brandon, S, UNLV
2003: 108 - Quentin Griffin, RB, Oklahoma
2003: 114 - Nick Eason, DT, Clemson
2003: 128 - Bryant McNeal, DE, Clemson
2004: No selection
2005: No selection
2006: 119 - Brandon Marshall, WR, Central Florida
2006: 126 - Elvis Dumervil, DE, Louisville
2006: 130 - Domenik Hixon, WR, Akron
2007: 121 - Marcus Thomas, DT, Florida
2008: 108 - Kory Lichtensteiger, C, Bowling Green
2008: 119 - Jack Williams, CB, Kent State
2009: 114 - David Bruton, S, Notre Dame
2009: 132 - Seth Olsen, G, Iowa

04-18-2010, 09:55 PM
tom jackson in terms of what he brought to the team and the type of player. brandon marshall based on how his future projects and how frickin good he is. elvis for being awesome.

04-18-2010, 09:55 PM
1. Brandon Marshall
2. Elvis Dumervil
3. Lyle Alzado
4. Tom Jackson

04-18-2010, 09:56 PM
Quentin Griffin, no doubt.

04-18-2010, 09:56 PM
Some good players at the beginning and end a giant ****sandwich in the middle of that timeline.

Tombstone RJ
04-18-2010, 10:05 PM
Did anyone draft worse than Dan Reeves?

04-18-2010, 10:21 PM
Did anyone draft worse than Dan Reeves?

I know. He had some great 'hits' with Smith and Atwater, but then one head scratcher after another in the mold of Gregory and Maddox.

Best of the 4th rounders?

T. Jackson
L. Alzado

If I remember right, Marshall was considered a real boom or bust guy from the start, and he isn't here any longer, and yes, I understand Alzado moved on too, but he delivered a good many years more than Brandon.

04-18-2010, 10:23 PM
Tom Jackson- impact player
Brandon Marshall- game changer that has put together 3 consecutive seasons matched by only two other players in history.

04-18-2010, 10:36 PM
No option for Hixon?

04-18-2010, 10:55 PM
Did anyone draft worse than Dan Reeves?

OMG, Tommy Maddox is a prime example.

I was tempted to put Mark Herrmann, we traded him for Elway. But went with Jackson. And I don't remember Marshall being considered a bust, referred to as Baby TO.

Steve Sewell
04-18-2010, 11:10 PM
1. Brandon Marshall
2. Elvis Dumervil
3. Lyle Alzado
4. Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson's overall impact on the Denver Broncos organization is 100x that of Brandon Marshall or Elvis Dumervil (so far). And you have Alzado ahead of him as well? You must be trolling.

04-18-2010, 11:19 PM
I voted Dumervil, but I'm not to familiar with the pre-1989 Broncos. And the pre-1996 Broncos are iffy.

04-19-2010, 12:04 AM
Brandon is the best fourth rounder taken period. But if your talkin the best fourth playing just for the brocos longer term that's somthing differant alltogether.

The Joker
04-19-2010, 03:19 AM
Marcus Thomas.

He can do backflips, for crying out loud!

eddie mac
04-19-2010, 03:33 AM
In 1995 wasn't Jamie Brown at 121 our 1st draft pick that year???

Think we had given up the 1 and 2 for Zimmerman and lost the 3rd for cap violations.

04-19-2010, 03:35 AM
just too toss it in best 1st round pick broncos ever made

04-19-2010, 03:42 AM
I voted for Dumervil because I think he will prove to be the best of all time.

04-19-2010, 03:43 AM
Would have been Marshall, but as it is the answer is Tom Jackson

04-19-2010, 03:51 AM
Tom Jackson. Easy. You can't replace a guy like that. Marshall brought nothing to the table in intangibles.

Not taking away anything from Marshall, he's definitely the highest paid receiver in the NFL.

I'd have traded Brandon Marshall for TJ straight up this year. No question about it. I'm sure most of the board would too.

04-19-2010, 08:33 AM
Maurice Clarett. I don't care what round he was picked in. He's just that damn good.

04-19-2010, 08:46 AM
the question should be "Behind Tom Jackson what was the Broncos best fourth round pick of all-time?"

I cannot believe someone would put 3 players above him (post 11)

bronco militia
04-19-2010, 08:58 AM
Did anyone draft worse than Dan Reeves?


blame John Beake:

John joined the Denver Broncos in 1979, where he was named director of Pro Personnel and became director of Player Personnel in 1981, successfully moving from the playing field to the front office.

Serving as assistant general manager in 1984, after one year as the Broncosí Director of Football Operations, John continued his rapid ascension through the organization. John became the Broncosí vice president of administration in 1999, after spending the previous 14 years as the teamís GM. His tenure as Broncos GM included the signing of John Elway and two more Super Bowls, bringing his career Super Bowl total to three.

04-19-2010, 09:03 AM
In 1995 wasn't Jamie Brown at 121 our 1st draft pick that year???

Think we had given up the 1 and 2 for Zimmerman and lost the 3rd for cap violations.

I believe it was.

Somehow, they parlayed Brown into a 2 from SF a couple years later.

I think the 1 in 1995 was traded the year before for Pritchard.

Pick Six
04-19-2010, 12:25 PM
Tom Jackson is still pimping the Broncos on TV. Therefore, he is the winner...:strong: