Broncos first-round pick Pat Surtain II already has veteran cornerback traits: “In control, in command” – The Denver Post

Always in command

“The real deal”

Some stars, more busts

Player, teamYear (pick)Comment
Morris Claiborne, Dallas2012 (No. 6)Seven INT in 85 games for three teams
Stephon Gilmore, Buffalo2012 (No. 10)Two-time All Pro; 25 career INT for Bills, Patriots
Dee Milliner, N.Y. Jets2013 (No. 9)Played only eight games after 3 INT as rookie
Justin Gilbert, Cleveland2014 (No. 8)One INT in 35 games; last played in 2016
Jalen Ramsey, Jacksonville2016 (No. 5)Two-time All Pro, 11 INT; now with Rams
Eli Apple, N.Y. Giants2016 (No. 10)Traded early in third year; three INT in 57 games
Denzel Ward, Cleveland2018 (No. 4)At least 2 INT in each of three seasons (40 pass break-ups)
Jeff Okudah, Detroit2020 (No. 3)1 INT in nine games (core muscle surgery)
C.J. Henderson, Jacksonville2020 (No. 9)1 INT in eight games (shoulder); now a backup
Jaycee Horn, Carolina2021 (No. 8)First defensive player drafted
Pat Surtain II, Broncos2021 (No. 9)Fourth first-round DB for Broncos since 2000

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