ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The San Francisco 49ers now
have two first-round picks in this month's NFL draft.
The Niners acquired the 22nd overall selection in the draft from
the Denver Broncos on Wednesday for picks in the second round
and third round.
The Broncos will receive the 37th and 68th overall picks in the
The Niners own the sixth overall pick in the draft as well as
No. 22 in the first round.
49ers coach Mike Nolan was delighted about his trade with the Broncos on Wednesday. With picks No. 6 and No. 22 in the first round, the 49ers should easily come up with at least two starters.
"At No. 6, you have a better idea of what you are going to get," Nolan told ESPN.com. "In the middle or later half of the first round, we are pretty confident we are going to get a good player.
"We need starters. We're not just trying to build depth. We've lost some players this offseason, but I think our trade with the Redskins for Brandon Lloyd gave us an extra third round pick. We maintained our fourth round pick. We're dealing from a better position of power."
The New York Jets are the only other team with two first-round
picks in the April 29 draft.
The Broncos now own seven picks in the first four rounds. They
have the 15th overall selection after moving up from 29th in a
deal with Atlanta.
Denver had acquired the 22nd overall pick from Washington in a
trade last April.
Information from SportsTicker and ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton was used in this report.