Broncos move back, load up on picks

April, 26, 2012
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The Denver Broncos moved out of the first round Thursday night as they twice traded down.

The Broncos know have six picks in the next three rounds. I think we will see Denver try to get a defensive tackle, running back and quarterback on Friday. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Broncos make more trades in the second or third rounds.

I think Denver decided to move down after all the top defensive tackles were taken. It's difficult to argue with that tact.

Among the players Denver could target at No. 36 with their top pick Friday are Michigan State defensive tackle Jerel Worthy, Connecticut defensive tackle Kendall Reyes, Georgia Tech receiver Stephen Hill, Cincinnati defensive tackle Derek Wolfe and Nebraska linebacker Lavonte David..

The Broncos probably were not thrilled to see running backs Doug Martin and David Wilson go in the final two picks of the first round. Among the running backs Denver could look in the second round at include Oregon’s LaMichael James and Miami’s Lamar Miller.

Denver’s new draft order after Thursday night is in the chart above. Here are the trades they made:

Broncos get: 1st-round pick (No. 31), 4th-round pick (No. 126)
Patriots get: 1st-round pick (No. 25)

Broncos get: 2nd-round pick (No. 36), 4th-round pick (No. 101)
Bucs get: 1st-round pick (No. 31), 4th-round pick (No. 126)

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