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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos traded out of the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.
The Broncos owned the 25th overall selection and traded down twice, leaving them without a first-rounder for the first time since 2005.
The Broncos initially traded down six spots, acquiring the 31st overall pick and a fourth-rounder (No. 126 overall) from New England for the 25th selection.
Then, they sent both of those picks to Tampa Bay for the Buccaneers' second-rounder, No. 36 overall, and the 101st selection, in the fourth round.
The Broncos will be picking fourth when the draft resumes Friday night.
The Broncos now have overall picks of 36, 57, and 87 coming on Friday. The Broncos will also have the overall 101st, 108th, 120th, 137th and 188th picks on Saturday.