Don't recognize this guy? He's one reason why the Broncos won't trade Cutler for the No. 1 pick (it's Courtney Brown).
Twice since 1990 has the 1st overall pick been traded. Both times, it was for another pick in the top 5, and coincidentally both times the Chargers were involved (Eli for Rivers, and Vick for LT).
This year's pick will be guaranteed over $30 million.
No team wants to pick first overall. The success rate isn't high, and the cost is enormous. Guessing wrong on this can set a franchise back years, (trust me on this, I'm an expert—a Browns fan—we picked Brown and Couch back-to-back with the first overall picks).
The Broncos very well may trade with the Lions for Cutler, but expect the twentieth, not the first overall pick to be the No. 1 involved.
Broncos fans, notice the lack of use of "drive" and "fumble" in the post. Please don't taunt me with this in your responses, I'm permanently scarred.