ENGLEWOOD - The chances of the Denver Broncos packaging their two first-round picks to move up in April’s draft aren’t very good, coach Mike Shanahan said. The Broncos have the 22nd and 29th overall picks. They added the 22nd pick after trading their first-round pick to Washington last season. But Shanahan said it’s unlikely the Broncos could use both first-round picks to get into the top 12. “It’s hard to get a top 10 or 12 pick,” Shanahan said. “Those are worth a lot.” Shanahan cited Denver’s 2004 trade, in which it sent the 24th overall pick, a fourthround pick and cornerback Deltha O’Neal to Cincinnati to move up seven spots in the first round. Moving up in the first round can often be very costly. “I think we’ve seen in the draft, someone who moves two picks gives up a No. 2 or a late No. 1 to go up two spots,” Shanahan said.
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