Broncos make a couple more trades before the deadline.

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Broncos make a couple more trades before the deadline.

The Von Miller trade will certainly be the most significant move for the Denver Broncos in the 2021-22 season, but novice general manager George Paton wasn’t done yet.

Miller, who was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for second- and third-round picks in the 2022 NFL draft, will be sorely missed by Broncos Nation, but Paton made sure he got a good deal for a player who would be 33 next season and was unlikely to return to Denver in 2022 anyway.

Paton has done an excellent job of accumulating draft capital for 2022, as the Broncos now have 11 picks – plenty of ammunition to make another mega-trade in the offseason as Denver tries to address its feared quarterback problem.

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Since being named the guy to succeed icon John Elway on January 12, 2021, the first-time general manager has left his mark all over the Broncos’ roster. The NFL’s November 2 trade deadline produced a few huge names, with Miller being the most notable. Before the 4 p.m. EST deadline, Paton had one more deal up his sleeve.

On the Move: Cornerback

The Broncos (4-4) started 2021 with one of the league’s deepest cornerback corps, something most league executives coveted — and that was bolstered by the selection of Patrick Surtain II with the No. 9 overall pick in the April 2021 draft.

Surtain II has lived up to his billing, earning a 63.7 coverage grade from Pro Football Focus and a 58th cornerback ranking, indicating that despite his youth, the prestigious site sees him as a worthy starter.

Paton concluded that he had enough depth at the position and dealt another rookie, Kary Vincent, Jr., to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a 2022 sixth-round pick. The former LSU star was drafted in the seventh round by the Broncos and spent the whole 2021 season on the active roster, but never saw action.

The Broncos’ decision to trade Vincent, Jr. could be interpreted as an indication that they believe their cornerback depth will improve in the coming weeks, as fellow second-year players Essang Bassey (torn ACL in December 2020) and Michael Ojemudia (hamstring injury in late August 2020) will both be… Nokia News – Quick Summary

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