As you are undoubtedly aware by now, the Denver Broncos picked North Carolina defensive tackle Sylvester Williams with the 28th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Were you also aware that this represents only the second time in franchise history that the Broncos have held the #28 pick? Were further aware that the last time they held that pick, the Broncos also picked a defensive tackle? That player was Trevor Pryce and the Broncos went on to finish the 1997 season with a 12-4-0 record and their first-ever Super Bowl victory.
Here are twelve more interesting facts about the 2013 NFL Draft to go with the one above (please note: these facts include only the years that the Broncos have been in existence -- 1960-2013) :
|1||Only the 2nd time the Broncos have had the #28 overall pick|
|2||First time since 2008 a quarterback wasn't taken with the #1 overall pick|
|3||First time since 2001 only one quarterback was taken in the 1st Round|
|4||Lowest overall pick for the first quarterback taken in the first round since 2000|
|5||First time since 1963 that a running back was not taken in the first round|
|6||Only the fourth time that an offensive lineman was taken with the #1 overall pick|
|7||First time since 1966 that five of the first ten picks in the draft were used on offensive linemen|
|8||Only the 2nd time the Chiefs have had the #1 overall pick|
|9||First time since 1997 that only one offensive skill player was taken in the first ten picks|
|10||First time since 1997 that an offensive skill player was not taken in the top five picks|
|11||First time that a player from Central Michigan was taken with the 1st overall pick|
|12||First time that offensive tackles were taken with the #1 and #2 overall picks|
|13||First time since 2009 that a defensive tackle was taken with one of the top three picks|
What other interesting facts about this year's draft stood out to you?