Jerry Jeudy is Broncos’ fifth receiver selected in first round of NFL draft

For the fifth time in franchise record, the Broncos chose a vast receiver in the 1st spherical of the NFL draft when basic manager John Elway chosen Jerry Jeudy with the 15th over-all choose.

If the earlier is prologue, then Broncos followers could have explanation to temper their anticipations. Of the four previous 1st-spherical go catchers, only Demaryius Thomas (2010) was a Pro Bowl variety, and Ashley Lelie (2002) was the only other a single to submit a one,000-property period. Of training course, none of individuals gamers had been chosen as early as Jeudy at No. 15.

Ricky Nattiel (27th over-all, 1987)

Seasons Video games Rec. Rec. yards TDs Pro Bowls
6 70 121 one,972 8

Comment: The Florida Gator commenced just 17 game titles throughout his Broncos vocation, with his very best period coming throughout his rookie calendar year (31 receptions, 630 yards).

Marcus Nash (30th over-all, 1998)

Seasons Video games Rec. Rec. yards TDs Pro Bowls
one+ 10 four 76

Comment: A single of Peyton Manning’s preferred targets at Tennessee had a small keep in Denver soon after he was traded early in his next period with the Broncos.

Ashley Lelie (19th over-all, 2002)

Seasons Video games Rec. Rec. yards TDs Pro Bowls
four sixty five 168 three,007 12

Comment: Immediately after flashing some potential — which includes a one,000-property marketing campaign in 2004 — the Hawaii merchandise was sent to Atlanta in August 2006 as part of a 3-team trade that netted Denver third- (T Ryan Harris) and fourth-spherical (DB Jack Williams) picks.

Demaryius Thomas (twenty second over-all, 2010)

Seasons Video games Rec. Rec. yards TDs Pro Bowls
9 a hundred twenty five 665 9,055 401 four

Comment: Safe and sound to say this a single was a property run for the Broncos, who bought a four-time Pro Bowler and future Ring of Famer who will most likely complete next guiding Rod Smith (eleven,389) in franchise acquiring yards.