Broncos All-Time Roster: Trevor Pryce tops defensive linemen

Jul 20, 2021, 11:28 PM
Trevor Pryce...
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The Denver Broncos have seen a plethora of talented players since the merger of the American and National Football Leagues in 1970.

While it may be easy for Broncos Country to explain why a particular quarterback or running back is the best of his generation, this list is here to tackle which Broncos players are the best of all time.

Every Fan host was tasked with ranking top Broncos players’ skillsets to come up with the greatest Broncos roster.

This all-time roster will have a few no-brainers on it, but ultimately the Fan hosts decided who was the best of the best.

Here is the Broncos’ all-time roster at defensive line.

Top Three:
1. Trevor Pryce
2. Derek Wolfe
3. Malik Jackson

Honorable Mentions:
4. Terrance Knighton
5. Rubin Carter
6. Keith Traylor


Trevor Pryce

The Denver Broncos selected Trevor Pryce in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft.

Over the course of his career with the Broncos, Pryce put together an incredible career. In nine seasons he notched 64 sacks, earned 4 (consecutive) trips to the Pro Bowl and 3 All-Pro selections.

During his 15-year NFL career Pryce managed to record 91 sacks.

Derek Wolfe

Derek Wolfe finished his eighth season with the Broncos in 2019 and was one of the longest-tenured players on the team’s defense.

Wolfe was a second-round pick by the Broncos in 2012 and immediately started 16 games as a rookie for a team that won the AFC West. He started every game he played in for the Broncos, 108 in all.

During his career in Denver he accrued 299 total tackles (206 solo), 33 sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, one interception and 15 passes defended.

Malik Jackson

Malik Jackson was the Broncos’ fifth-round pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

He posted a career-best 45 tackles in 2015 for the NFL’s No. 1 defense, and he knocked down a career-best seven passes.

He recovered Von Miller’s forced fumble in the end zone for the Broncos’ defensive touchdown in their 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.


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