Denver Can’t Move the Second Overall Pick Unless The Lockout Ends

If the Broncos find themselves in a position to want to move the #2 overall pick, they are not going to be able to do it without the lockout ending according to the Denver Post.

Sheer roster needs scream that the Broncos must trade back from the No. 2 pick in hopes of adding at least one more pick in the second round. But to trade back on draft day, April 28, the Broncos need a near-miraculous resolution to the current labor agreement. As it stands now, the No. 2 pick would likely get $44 million in contract guarantees (10 percent more than the $40 million Detroit handed Ndamukong Suh last year). A new CBA promises a contract cap system on first-round picks that reduce that guarantee figure substantially. Without a new CBA by April 28 _ and face it, there won’t be _ the Broncos will be the second team drafting. “If it stays like it’s been there’s no way anybody’s trading,” Broncos coach John Fox said at the league’s coach/media breakfast Tuesday. “You don’t want to be up there a lot.’’

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