The candidates are:
Denver dumps Smith: Denver gave up on cornerback Alphonso Smith, trading him to Detroit. Denver gave up its No. 1 pick in 2010 (No. 14) to trade up to take Smith at No. 37 during the 2009 draft.
Oakland starts rookie center: Third-round pick Jared Veldheer won the Oakland starting center job. The small-school bred Veldheer was drafted as a tackle and has limited experience at center.
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