Trader George took over the Broncos’ draft room on Friday night.
General manager George Paton, after staying put Thursday at No. 9 to select Alabama cornerback Pat Surtain II, made three trades in the second and third rounds of the NFL draft … so far.
Trade 1: The Broncos flipped Nos. 40 and 114 (fourth round) to Atlanta for Nos. 35 and 219 (sixth round). They selected North Carolina running back Devonte Williams.
At that point, the Broncos had a gap between picks 71 and 152. But not for long.
Trade 2: The Broncos moved down, trading No. 71 to the New York Giants for Nos. 76 (third round) and 164 (fifth round). The Giants drafted Central Florida cornerback Aaron Robinson.
Trade 3: The Broncos moved down again … way down. They shipped No. 76 to New Orleans for Nos. 98 and 105 in the third round. The Saints chose Stanford cornerback Paulson Adebo.
As of 8:15 p.m., the Broncos had picks 98 and 105 (third round), 152 and 164 (fifth round), 219 (sixth round) and 237, 239 and 253 (seventh round).
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