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Denver Broncos 2008 NFL Draft Grade
Boom or Bust, that’s what Denver gets. With solid prospects drafted throughout, the Denver Broncos seemingly hit gold when Ryan Clady, a Left Tackle from Boise State fell to number twelve overall. This kid will put on some pounds to fill out his athletic frame and will be a perfect fit in Denver's running attack as well as in keeping Jay Cutler upright for a decade to come.
Shannon Sharpe

Shannon Sharpe was born on June 26, 1968 in Chicago Illinois. The 6-2 228 pound Sharpe played his college football at Savannah State and was drafted by the Denver Broncos in round 7, pick 192 of the 1990 NFL Draft. He is the brother of All-Pro wide receiver Sterling Sharpe.

Randy Gradishar
Randy Gradishar was born on March 3, 1952 in Warren, Ohio. Gradishar attended Ohio State University to play his college football and was extremely impressive. He was a starter for three years from 1971-73 (freshman were not allowed to play). Gradishar was one of the most versatile linebackers in college football history and a two-time All-American. He finished sixth in Heisman Trophy balloting as a senior and was the anchor of the 1973 unit that recorded four shutouts and allowed only 64 points overall. Legendary Head Coach Woody Hayes said of Gradishar, “The greatest defensive player I ever coached.” (1)
Otis Armstrong
Otis Armstrong was born on November 15, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. He was a running back in the NFL and played for the Denver Broncos for his entire career from 1973-1980. Before his NFL career, he played for Purdue University and left as the school’s all-time leading rusher.
Rich Tombstone Jackson
Rich “Tombstone” Jackson started his pro football career with the Oakland Raiders in 1966. In 1967 he joined the Denver Broncos as a pass rushing defensive end. When Rich Jackson was asked if tackling the passer is his No. 1 thrill in football, he replied, “No…That would be No. 2. The biggest thrill is winning.” (3) Tombstone played his college ball at Southern University. The 6-2 252 pound Jackson and was born July 22, 1941.
Rod Smith
In 1994, Rod Smith signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Missouri Southern. The 6-0 200-pound Smith was considered a project but he came into the NFL with the right attitude to succeed. He worked hard every day going above and beyond what he had to do.
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