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Denver Broncos trade up in 2nd Round, Select DB Alphonso Smith

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Alphonso Smith just looks fast....
Alphonso Smith just looks fast....

The Denver Broncos made a trade in the 2nd Round, moving up to #37 to select DB Alphonso Smith out of Wake Forest.  The Broncos traded their 1st Round selection in the 2010 draft.  The Broncos had two First Rounders next season from the Jay Cutler trade.

Smith is just the third player this century to amass 20 or more interceptions in a career, only the second ever in the ACC(Dre Bly).  Only nine other players in the history of college football(all levels) have produced more INTs in a career than Smith.  In short, this guy is a ball hawk.

Smith was a quarterback in high school, so he knows how to handle a football and could be a factor in the return game.  During his career at Wake, Smith averaged 20.7 yards per kick-off return.

Smith was a consensus All-American in 2008 when he intercepted 8 passes, had 13 deflections.  Smith also blocked a kick and forced 2 fumbles.

Sure, there might be some talk about the Broncos giving up a 1st Round pick to get him, but the Smith move gives the Broncos 6 picks in the Top-84.  Add that to the fact that the Broncos still have a first rounder next year, it was a worthy move to get a player they obviously wanted.