Mock draft 5.0: Broncos' extra picks open up trade possibilities

Taking sides

NFL.com's Vic Carucci and Steve Wyche debate which team got the best of the trade that sends Jay Cutler to Chicago in exchange for draft picks and Kyle Orton. More ...

Almost as soon as my latest mock draft was posted, quarterback Jay Cutler was traded to Chicago for the Bears' first-round pick
(No. 18). The thoughtful editors at NFL.com allowed me to re-set the mock with the proper draft order.

I don't think much will change. However, with the Broncos holding two valuable picks, they could move into the top 10 to possibly select USC quarterback Mark Sanchez. I still believe that Detroit will select Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford with the first overall pick.

The Lions, by adding Stafford, could give the once quarterback-drought-stricken NFC North a trio of young guns (Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, Cutler, Stafford) that could re-energize one of the more bland offensive divisions in the league.

With that, here's my latest mock.

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