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The team's most memorable draft moment didn't come from a player the Broncos selected or even on draft weekend. But in the franchise's storied history -- which includes eight Super Bowl appearances and three wins -- Elway's arrival, which came by trade days [url=][/url] after the 1983 draft, will always be the pivotal draft moment. The Baltimore Colts had selected Elway with the No. 1 pick of the 1983 draft, but Elway's father,
Jack, had no love lost for Colts coach Frank Kush, and Elway had some legitimate interest from the Yankees as some very public leverage, so Colts general manager Ernie Accorsi dealt Elway to the Broncos in a late-night deal the week following the draft for offensive lineman Chris Hinton, backup quarterback Mark Hermann and the Broncos' first-round pick for the following year. The Colts eventually took Ron Solt with that 1984 first-round pick. While Hinton went on to be named to the Pro Bowl at three different positions in his career and Solt [url=][/url] topped 100 games in his career with the Colts, Elway became the player franchises always dream of but rarely find. -- Jeff Legwold
After six seasons with starters such as Brodie Croyle, Tyler Thigpen, Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn, the Chiefs were [url=]Womens Joe Mixon Jersey[/url] in need of a franchise QB in the worst way when they had the top overall pick for the first and only time in franchise history. But one year after Andrew Luck was available and two after Cam Newton, there was no QB in the draft worthy of such a pick. The Chiefs settled for an offensive tackle, Eric Fisher, who is still with Kansas City but also hasn't proved worthy of being [url=]Cameron Payne Jersey[/url] the first overall choice. -- Adam Teicher
The Manning family made it public that the Ole Miss quarterback did not want to play for the Chargers, so Eli Manning holding up a blue and gold jersey with a forced smile after the Chargers made him the No. 1 overall selection in 2004 was one of the most awkward moments in NFL draft history. Of course, the Chargers would go on to trade Manning to the Giants for Philip Rivers after they selected Rivers at No. 4, along with three other selections that turned into linebacker Shawne Merriman, kicker Nate Kaeding and tackle Roman Oben. Manning went on to win two Super Bowls with the Giants but was booed by San Diegans the two times he played at Qualcomm Stadium and is 0-4 all time against the Chargers. -- Eric D. Williams
The Raiders knew they wanted a running back at No. 10 in the 1982 draft, but after Darrin Nelson and Gerald Riggs were already gone, some in the draft room wanted Baylor's Walter Abercrombie. Richmond's Barry Redden came up. Others wanted the reigning Heisman Trophy winner out of USC, [url=]Authentic Mitchell Marner Jersey[/url] Marcus Allen. As Tom Flores tells it, the Allen camp had to call Al Davis on a pay phone in Los Angeles, where he was
in court trying to move the team to L.A., to get him to sign off on the pick. Allen, upon receiving the phone call himself, threw up a newspaper in celebration, exclaiming, "I'm an Oakland Raider!" The Raiders moved to Southern California and Allen turned into what many believe is the greatest Raider of all time -- with 1982 Rookie of the Year, Super Bowl XVIII MVP and 1985 NFL MVP honors on top of being elected to the Hall of Fame -- even with Allen's legendary feud with Davis. -- Paul Gutierrez
The Cowboys got their Hall of Fame wide receiver in 1988 with Michael Irvin. They added their Hall of Fame quarterback in 1989 with Troy Aikman. Then they got their Hall of Fame running back in 1990 with Emmitt Smith at 17th overall. And they were lucky. Leading into the 1990 draft, Jimmy Johnson had eyes for linebacker James Francis, who went [url=]Womens Donovan Mitchell Jersey[/url] to Cincinnati at No. 12. Smith became the NFL's all-time leading rusher,
a mark that might stand forever given the way the game is played [url=][/url] now. From 1991 until 2001, Smith ran for more than 1,000 yards and helped the Cowboys win three Super Bowls. While Smith's selection is remembered because of his greatness, the brown and yellow jumpsuit he wore to his introductory media conference remains a classic as well. -- Todd Archer
It was known coming in that Manning was trying to orchestrate his way to the Giants. But he was ultimately selected No. 1 overall by the Chargers, and it made for an [url=][/url] awkward onstage moment afterward. It wasn't until the Giants selected Philip Rivers at No. 4 that the trade was made and the Giants got the franchise quarterback they desired. -- Jordan Raanan
Leading up to that draft, a local radio station pushed for the Eagles to take running back Ricky Williams with the No. 2 overall pick. It bused a large group of listeners to New York to watch the NFL draft live, and when Philadelphia selected McNabb instead, boos rained down. That got the relationship between McNabb and the city off to a rocky start -- a relationship that remains complicated to this day, even though McNabb went on to be the most productive quarterback in Eagles history. -- Tim McManus [url=]cheap jerseys[/url] [url=]wholesale nfl jerseys from china[/url] [url=]cheap jerseys china[/url] [url=]cheap nfl jerseys[/url] [url=]cheap nfl jerseys[/url] [url=]wholesale jerseys from china[/url] [url=]cheap jerseys[/url] [url=]wholesale jerseys[/url]