Broncos trade up to No. 17 to draft Moss
DENVER ” The Denver Broncos traded up for the second straight draft to get the player the team had targeted.
The Broncos moved up four spots Saturday to select Florida defensive end Jarvis Moss with the 17th pick, which was acquired from the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Broncos gave up their first-round pick (21st overall), a third-round pick (86th) and a sixth-round pick (198th) to move up.
Denver dealt first and third round picks to St. Louis last season in order to trade up to No. 11, where the team selected quarterback Jay Cutler.
The Broncos decided to make the move in Saturday’s draft after the Green Bay Packers selected defensive tackle Justin Harrell with the 16th pick. Harrell was a player the Broncos had targeted.
It’s the first time Denver has drafted a defensive lineman in the first round since choosing Trevor Pryce in 1997. Pryce was a four-time Pro Bowler for Denver.
The 6-foot-6, 251-pound Moss finished his career with the Gators with 15 sacks and 87 tackles in 26 games.