The 10 best draft choices by the Broncos since 2000

Von Miller was named MVP of Super Bowl 50. [Source: Flickr | Keith Allison]
Von Miller was named MVP of Super Bowl 50. [Source: Flickr | Keith Allison]

Von Miller, a likely first-ball Hall of Famer once eligible, is the choice to head the list.

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After looking at the best recent draft picks for teams that currently occupy the first nine selections of April’s draft, it’s time to look at the Broncos who have the tenth pick. Charles Davis of NFL.com has them selecting linebacker Devin White out of LSU with that pick.

The Broncos made the Super Bowl in the 2013 (lost) and 2015 (won) seasons, and both of these teams had draft picks that played a large role. Some of those are featured on this list.

Note: Only time with the Broncos was considered for the list. Where they were drafted makes a difference - meaning this isn’t exactly a top-ten players drafted by Denver since 2000 list. Someone like Bradley Chubb will eventually deserve to be on this list after a couple more solid seasons. Some late-round picks who didn’t quite make the list but had solid careers with the team include Ben Hamilton (fourth round, 2001), Chris Kuper (fifth round, 2006), Julius Thomas (fourth round, 2011), Malik Jackson (fifth round, 2012), Danny Trevathan (sixth round, 2012), and Matt Paradis (sixth round, 2014).

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Von Miller, LB - 1st round, 2nd overall (2011); time with Broncos: 2011-present

It has been a historic career, already, for Miller who won Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2011 and was named Super Bowl 50 MVP. In eight years, he has made seven Pro Bowls, been named a First Team All-Pro three times, and recorded 98 sacks. According to the Denver Post, actor can also be added to his resume as he will voice a character in "Mars Martians."

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Elvis Dumervil, DE - 4th round, 126th overall (2006); time with Broncos: 2006-2012

While he missed the entire 2010 season, Dumervil had 63.5 sacks in his other six years with Denver. He led the league with 17 in 2009 and reached double figures two other times.

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