The Greatest Denver Broncos Team: Cornerback

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 18: Cornerback Champ Bailey #24 of the Denver Broncos takes the field against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 18, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The New England Patriots won, 41-23. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Offense

Quarterback: John Elway

Backup: Jake Plummer

Running Back: 1)Terrell Davis 2) Floyd Little (Added due to deserving it!)

Wide Receivers (3): Rod Smith, Lionel Taylor, Ed McCaffrey

Offensive Linemen (5): Tom Nalen, Gary Zimmerman, Mark Schlereth, Ryan Clady and Matt Lepsis

Tight Ends - Shannon Sharpe & Riley Odoms

Defense

Defensive Line: Elvis Dumervil & Rulon Jones

Defensive Tackle: Trevor Pryce & Rubin Carter

Linebackers (4): Karl Mecklenberg, Randy Gradishar, Tom Jackson and Al Wilson

Cornerback: TBD

There will be a lot of arguing on if there are certain players missing. Lots of the people you might not see here will probably appear on the safety list.

CHAMP BAILEY - 2004 - PRESENT

Champ Bailey has played in 194 games for the Broncos and he has started every one of them. He was acquired from the Washington Redskins in a trade in which the Broncos sent Clinton Portis to Washington. In the 2006 Playoffs, Bailey set an NFL Record for the longest non-scoring play intercepting Tom Brady and running it back 100 yards before being tackled at the one yard line. Bailey did not give up one touchdown that season. In 2009 he also did not give up a touchdown and was included to the Broncos 50th Anniversary team. In 2011 Bailey only allowed one touchdown against. Champ Bailey has set an NFL Record for cornerback appearances in a Pro Bowl with 11.

BRONCO STATS

2 Sacks

32 Interceptions

446 Tackles

DARRIEN GORDON - 1997-1998

Gordon joined the Broncos in 1997. He had a fantastic season with 4 picks and a touchdown with 4 fumble recoveries. He was also a primary punt returner with 3 touchdowns. He helped the team finish with a 12-4 record and win the teams first Super Bowl. In the next season, Gordon was a key factor in the win over the Falcons. He picked off 2 passes during the fourth quarter returning them for a Super Bowl record 108 yards. After the 1998 season, he signed with the Oakland Raiders.

Bronco Stats:

2 Sacks

8 Interceptions

5 Fumble Recoveries

109 Tackles

TYRONE BRAXTON - 1987-1993 1995-1999

Tyrone Braxton was drafted by the Broncos in the 12th round in 1987. He played 12 of his 13 year career for the Broncos with a one year stint with Miami in 1994. Tyrone was listed at 5'11 185 pounds and had average speed. Many would say he is too short and light until the game began. His teammates would make fun of him for his chicken legs but he was a gamer. During his years with the team, Denver won two championships. He made key plays in both Super Bowl wins when he made a 1st quarter interception against the Packers in Super Bowl XXXII while recovering a fumble in the 4th quarter of Super Bowl XXXIII against Atlanta. Braxton played Safety in his second stint with the Broncos and could be considered for either position.

BRONCO STATS

165 Games

3.5 Sacks

34 Interceptions

LOUIS WRIGHT 1975-1986

Wright was drafted by the Broncos with the 17th overall pick in the 1975 draft. He broke into the lineup quickly starting 11 games as a rookie with 2 interceptions. 1977 was his breakout year with 3 picks and a touchdown helping the Broncos reach the Super Bowl. He was named a first team all-pro in 1978 and 1979. In addition to his cover skills, he was one of the best run stopping corners. His nickname was "Lou-dini." In 1983, he had his best year. He picked off 6 passes and was again a first team all-pro. In 1986, Wright had 3 interceptions helping the Broncos reach Super Bowl XXI. That would be his last season. He was inducted into the ring of fame in 1993.

Broncos Stats

166 Games

2 Sacks

26 Interceptions

RAY CROCKETT 1994-2000

Crockett was drafted by Detroit in 1989 in the fourth round. Crockett was in 106 games with 104 starts. He had 380 tackles and 49 assists with 10.5 sacks. He had 17 picks and had 2 touchdowns with 7 forced fumbles. He won two Super Bowls with Denver

JEREMIAH CASTILLE 1987-1988

Castille was drafted by Tampa in the 3rd round of the 1983 draft. He played 4 years in Tampa Bay and his last 2 in Denver. He started 15 of 27 games for the Broncos with 3 interceptions. He is most remembered for a play in a historic game for the Broncos against the Browns. Castille stripped the ball from Browns running back Earnest Byner in a play called "The Fumble." He also had an interceptions in Super Bowl XXII.

There is your list. It was tough to make because of the transition some corners make to safety and choosing where to put them.

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