The Denver Broncos are a member of the National Football League (NFL) and play their home games in Denver. The Denver Broncos are a National Football League (NFL) franchise that represents the American Football Conference West in the league.
In terms of size and strength, defensive tackles usually top the list. Depending on the defensive scheme employed by a team, defensive tackles may be called upon to perform a variety of functions.
Here is a list of the top 5 Denver Broncos Best Defensive Tacklers Of All-Time
1. Bud McFadin
As a tackle and linebacker on defense, as well as a tackle and guard on the offensive side, he was a very versatile athlete. All-AFL defensive tackle for the 1960s, 1961 and 1962, and an All-AFL West Division All-Star in 1963 were all honors he received.
It was in 1983 that McFadin was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
2. Paul Smith
It wasn’t until 1982 that the number of sacks became an official statistic, but Paul Smith led the 1973 Denver Broncos to their first-ever winning season (7-5-2). He had a total of 55.5 sacks throughout his Broncos career. On December 31, 1986, Smith was inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Honor.
3. Dave Costa
During the 1967 and 1968 seasons, Dave Costa played defensive tackle for the Denver Broncos. When he was a rookie in 1963, he was one of just two rookies to play in the AFL All-Star Game. He also played for the Broncos, the Chargers, and the Bills in the American Football Conference of the NFL.
4. Trevor Pryce
Trevor Pryce’s In his debut season, he participated in all eight games and had 24 tackles and two sacks to show for his abilities. On November 2, he made his NFL debut against the Seattle Seahawks.
In his second season with the Broncos, he started 15 of 16 games and racked up 43 tackles and 8.5 sacks, which were both career highs for him at that point in his career.
On the Broncos’ two Super Bowl-winning teams, he was a part of the back-to-back victors. It was a career year for him in 1999, when he started 15 games and made 46 tackles, including a career-high 13 sacks.
5. Rubin Carter
The Broncos selected Rubin in the fifth round of the 1975 draft. At the time, the Denver Broncos were employing a 4-3 defense, and Rubin started eight games at DT.
Despite never making the Pro Bowl, Rubin Carter was one of the best Defensive Tackles in the NFL throughout his illustrious career with the Denver Broncos, who switched to a 3-4 system the following year.