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Denver Broncos Considered Trading Up For Nick Fairley

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Although the Denver Broncos added considerable talent on defense by taking linebacker Von Miller with the second overall pick, they were hoping to add even more talent when Nick Fairley started dropping. Yes, they had already used their first-round pick, but Denver considered trying to get back into the opening round to select the Auburn defensive tackle. From the Denver Post:

Both executive vice president of football operations John Elway and coach John Fox said following the draft they certainly had interest in getting back into the first round because the run on quarterbacks was pushing other players down the board. 

Fairley was one of those players. 

Part of the reason why the Broncos did not pull the trigger on a move is because they didn't have the firepower in this year's draft. Also, just like with the Lions potentially moving up for Patrick Peterson, the cost in the end to make an actual deal happen would have been too much. Denver has a big need for adding talent going forward, and trading away most of your draft or future drafts for one player was just not worth it in the end. I can't blame them one bit.