Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine speaks at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Could the Cleveland Browns Trade Up For 3 First Round Picks?


The NFL Draft week is upon us. This writer will arrive in New York City Wednesday midday to begin coverage and social analysis of the entire event. Expect a high amount of information, mock drafts and rumors between then and now, especially with our Cleveland Browns. A big one hit this morning in Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback article:

No. 26, Cleveland. Time to get a quarterback, right? Not so fast. GM Ray Farmer has asked at least one team low in the round about trading back into the first round from Cleveland’s second-round slot. That leads me to think Cleveland wants to get ahead of Houston, another obvious quarterback hotspot, and get a passer with a third first-round pick. That leads me to …

That led him to discussion good reasons for the Seattle Seahawks to move back from 32 to 35 and pick up a later day pick. For the Browns, and their fanbase, adding another first round pick, with the extra year tacked on to the contract, while jumping over the Houston Texans, is really exciting. Whether that is to add a QB, as King suggests, or to make sure they get the player they want would mean the Browns could walk away from from the first round with a huge boon. A trade up from 35 wouldn’t cost the Browns much, maybe an extra 4th or a next year pick.

It seems clear that the Browns are targeting a QB at some point early in the draft. Could they benefit from QBs falling to the point that they get two high level players with their first 2 picks and then get a QB at the end of the first? Or could they choose to go QB at #4 knowing they can be aggressive with their other first rounder and their second rounder to move around to get the guy they want.

How would you feel about them moving up a little bit to get a 3rd first rounder?

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  • Letterman007

    This poses an interesting question, does Ray farmer or Coach Pettine believe a quarterback from the Big Four will fall to the end of the first round? Or does the Browns covet a player the Texans want early in the second round? If so who would it be? Maybe if Bridgewater falls that far, they think they could either fill two of three needs at four and twenty six. Such as O line, corner, or receiver and then get their QB?
    This will surely be an interesting week and I imagine the internet will be a very busy piece of the goings on! I don’t know about you, but I am really looking forward to it?

    • Jared Mueller

      I am worried they would risk it hoping their guy would be there but love the idea of moving up with all those extra picks. I am looking forward to it. I leave Dayton to drive up near Cleveland tomorrow night then early Wednesday travel to NYC

      • Letterman007

        Looking forward to your articles on what’s going on! Almost done with two a days, leg problems! I will be coming home to Akron over the memorial week! Actually to Green. Graduation to attend. Anxious to read your report and hope they don’t botch this!!