Skins Deal Broncos Two 7th Rounders
DENVER (AP) _ The Denver Broncos received Washington’s seventh-round pick in the April draft on Wednesday as well as a seventh-round selection in 2001 as part of a trade that sent cornerback Tito Paul to the Redskins in August.
Paul was best known in Denver for getting beat by New York Giants receiver Amani Toomer on a game-winning touchdown pass that ended the Broncos’ bid for a perfect season in 1998. He was traded to Washington for ``future considerations.″
The seventh-round pick from the Redskins gives the Broncos at least nine picks in April draft. They could receive additional selections in the coming weeks as the NFL hands out ``compensatory″ picks to teams that lost free agents last offseason.
Denver had 12 draft picks last year and found hidden talent in running back Olandis Gary (fourth round), who ranked second among rookies in rushing yards in 1999. MVP running back Terrell Davis was a sixth-round pick in 1995 and Pro Bowl center Tom Nalen was a seventh-round selection in 1994.