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NFL Draft 2012: Denver Broncos Trade Out Of First Round Completely

Even though there were two Broncos selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft neither will be playing in Denver next season. John Elway and the Denver Broncos were extremely active as they traded their #25 selection to the New England Patriots in exchange for the 31st pick in the first round plus the Patriots fourth round pick, #126.

Following that move the Broncos then decided to completely move out of the first round as they proceeded to trade their 31st and 126thpicks to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for the Bucs selections at Nos. 36 and 101.

The Broncos now have two second round picks, Nos. 36 and 57, along with three picks in the fourth round combined with one pick in the third round. One has to assume that Denver feels they can acquire players of equal talent in the second round as what they had to choose from late in the first. With their surplus of picks do not be surprised if Denver swings at least one more trade before the NFL Draft is over.

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