Broncos open to draft trade talk, with first-round bait |

Broncos open to draft trade talk, with first-round bait

Lindsay H. Jones
The Denver Post
Denver Broncos head football coach Josh McDaniels scratches his head as he talks about next week's NFL football draft during a news conference at the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo., on Friday, April 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

The Broncos have begun receiving and making phone calls about their first-round pick – No. 11 overall – in next week’s NFL draft, coach Josh McDaniels said today.

McDaniels said the team will listen to offers to deal that pick, though the, “odds would be in favor of us going backwards,” McDaniels said.

“Everything we have received has been behind us,” McDaniels said. “The opportunity has to be there, the player has to be there that you’re looking for, and we have to feel like it is a fair deal. We’ll be flexible, we’ll listen.”

The Broncos currently hold three picks in the first two rounds of the draft that starts next Thursday night. The Broncos are scheduled to select at No. 11 on Thursday and at Nos. 43 and 45 on Friday.

“We are excited with where we’re at in terms of having multiple selections in the second round, we feel like we’re in a good spot in the first round,” McDaniels said. “At the places we select in the first and second rounds in particular, we feel like we’re going to get quality players that can come in and compete immediately and make a big impact on our team.”

McDaniels said he expects there to be plenty more movement following the end of the first round and the start of the second round on Friday evening, especially considering how many highly rated players will likely still be available.

“We’ll have a lot of time on our hands to say, ‘I can’t believe so-and-so is still there,'” McDaniels said. “It’s going to be like that for every team.”

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