For first time this spring, NFL expected to allow teams to begin trading compensatory draft picks, per NFL sources. Should be more trades.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 19, 2015
I may have a longer post on this at Over The Cap, but from the Broncos’ perspective, this is certainly good news. At its simplest, it’s because they’re expected to get three fairly high compensatory picks of their own. But remember that the Broncos have had a considerably deep roster for quite some time, and since John Elway has been GM they’ve repeatedly had to cut some of their draft choices and hope to send them to the practice squad. There’s a good chance that there may not be room for 10 rookies in 2016, so having the full flexibility to either trade up to get the player they’d really like, or to defer their draft strength by trading into 2017, will be quite advantageous for the Broncos.