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Broncos trade out of fourth round

Saturday - 4/27/2013, 3:09pm  ET

ARNIE STAPLETON
AP Pro Football Writer

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- The Denver Broncos have traded out of the fourth round of the NFL draft, sending the 125th overall pick to the Green Bay Packers.

In exchange, the Broncos received a fifth-round pick (146th) and a sixth-rounder (173rd).

That leaves John Elway with four picks Saturday.

The Broncos entered the final day of the NFL draft with three picks and one major need still unaddressed -- pass-rusher, following Elvis Dumervil's departure to Baltimore. Elway noted finding a gem in the later rounds wasn't the same as 2011, when they grabbed Von Miller with the second overall pick.

Elway had a dozen picks coming into the draft and was eager to get another.

He considered trading out of the first round for a second straight season but those plans changed when North Carolina defensive tackle Sylvester Williams slipped down the draft board and the Broncos grabbed him with the 28th overall pick.

Denver followed that by filling two big needs that showed up in their playoff loss to Baltimore, selecting bruising running back Montee Ball out of Wisconsin in the second round and speedy cornerback Kayvon Webster of South Florida in the third.


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