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.
No love for Brian Xanders?
While I don't disagree with anything you said, this pick has John Fox written all over it. He would've been the one to convince Elway that Miller could be used effectively in his 4-3, and would have more impact than drafting the "safe" pick that was Marcell Darius.