ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos completed a trade with Washington on Wednesday to acquire safety Su'a Cravens in exchange for draft considerations.
The second-year safety was drafted out of USC in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the 53rd-overall selection, bringing a unique skill set that allowed him to play a hybrid linebacker-safety role. He recorded an impressive rookie season showing flashes as a playmaker with an interception, five passes defensed and a sack, but a concussion and an arm injury sidelined him for multiple game.
Heading into his second season, Washington changed defensive coordinators and planned to play Cravens more at safety. But he ended up sitting out the 2017 season after being placed on the club's exempt list. He was reinstated by the league in February.
In acquiring Cravens, the Broncos made several draft-pick exchanges with the Redskins. The two teams swapped fourth- and fifth-round picks in the 2018 NFL Draft, with the Broncos acquiring the 113th and 149th overall picks in exchange for the 109th and 142nd overall picks. Denver also traded this year's 163rd-overall selection in the fifth round and a conditional pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to Washington to complete the trade for Cravens.
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