20 years later, the impact players of the 1999 draft

Dayna O’Gorman,
Senior NFL Reporter

By Dayna O’Gorman // @DaynaOG

Currently, there are hundreds of articles about the upcoming NFL Draft. Mock drafts, team’s draft needs, draft surprises, the topics are endless. Well, I’m here to add another one to the list! However, I’m not talking about this year’s draft. Today, I’m going to take you back twenty years to 1999.

The Denver Broncos, led by quarterback John Elway, had just beaten the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII 34-19. You may remember that was the year when everyone was buzzing about Elway confronting his former coach, Dan Reeves, about comments he had made stating new head coach Mike Shanahan and Elway had conspired to have Reeves fired. Oh, the drama!

But when the new season started, all eyes were on the 1999 draft. The NEW Cleveland Browns had the first pick. It marked the first year, since 1995, the city of Cleveland had a football team. It was no surprise they went with a quarterback, selecting Tim Couch.

While Couch did manage to take the Browns to the playoffs during his 5 injury ridden years on the team, it was other players picked in that draft who would go on to make huge impacts, not only for their teams but in the NFL.

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Two Denver Broncos chosen as Pro Bowl 1st Team, two selected as Alternate

Official Denver Broncos Reporter

By Julie Dixon // @ABroncoNole

 

Denver Broncos Linebacker Von Miller and Cornerback Aqib Talib were chosen to the Pro Bowl, which is held in Orlando, Florida. Nose Tackle Domata Peko and Cornerback Chris Harris, Jr. were named as alternates.

Based on the attrition rate at the Pro Bowls, chances are very good if Peko and Miller want to play, they will.

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