The Broncos finally made a move on draft Saturday when they traded away a first-round pick in next years draft to the Seattle Seahawks for their 37th overall pick, 5th in the first round. They used that pick to add to their defense by taking cornerback Alphonso Smith.
Smith played college football at Wake Forest where he was a first team All-American. Smith tied for the Atlantic Coast Conference lead with seven interceptions his senior year, and finished his college career with an ACC record 21 picks.
With their second pick in the second round, the Broncos again added to their defensive backfield. With their fourth pick of the day, the 48th overall, the Broncos selected Darcel McBath, a safety from Texas Tech.
McBath had a career high 7 interceptions in 2008 to go along with 75 tackles. Those numbers earned McBath first-team All-Big 12 honors his senior season with the Red Raiders. McBath finished his college career with 12 interceptions and is tied for 5th on Texas Tech's all-time picks list.
Alphonso Smith and Darcel McBath join a defensive backfield led by veterans Champ Bailey and Brian Dawkins.
At the end of the first day Denver made one more trade and landed Tight End Richard Quinn out of North Carolina with the final pick of the 2nd round.