Saturday, April 29, 2006
Denver trades up to pick Cutler
ESPN.com news services
Denver jumped up to No. 11 in a trade with St. Louis during the first round of the NFL draft on Saturday.
After acquiring the pick, the Broncos selected Vanderbilt quarterback Jay Cutler, ranked among the top three quarterbacks along with Vince Young and Matt Leinart.
In exchange for the No. 11 pick, the Rams got the No. 15 pick and a third-round pick, the 68th overall pick, from the Broncos.
St. Louis used the first of those picks for Clemson defensive back Tye Hill.
Leinart went a pick before Cutler to the Arizona Cardinals, while Young was the No. 3 overall pick to the Tennessee Titans.
The Baltimore Ravens, unwilling to wait, traded up to No. 12 on Saturday.
With the pick formerly belonging to the Browns, the Ravens promptly took Oregon defensive tackle Haloti Ngata.
The Browns got the No. 13 pick and took Kamerion Wimbley, a defensive end from Florida State. They also got a sixth-round pick, 181 overall, in the deal.