Originally Posted by delany
The person that should get respect is John Elway. People over time will forget that Von was not the slam dunk pick that people will think he was.
Everyone will say we had the 2nd pick in the draft. Von was great in college. They will say it was a no brainer pick. It really wasn't.
Beyond this thread there was also a tremendous amount of talk at the time about Von being a great player...but not for our system. There was a lot of doubt. There was a lot of other great players worthy of that pick.
Many, many, many teams would have screwed it up. John didn't.
Executive of the Year and Bronco for Life.
And as I recall, Miller rose up the boards very late in the draft process, actually during the last few weeks or so before the draft. I want to say I think alot of people had him middle of the 1st round after the college season and then once the combine was over, his value really started to go up.