Cleveland Browns: Andrew Berry aggressive in targeting trade down

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More rumors of the Cleveland Browns trading in the 2020 NFL Draft, plus, Peter King weighs in, more OBJ trade talk and a must-read mock.

1. Rumors of the Cleveland Browns trading down long ago started gaining steam ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft, and that doesn’t figure to change.

In his final MMQB column before the draft, Albert Breer wrote that he could say the Browns have “aggressively investigated moving down,” with Berry targeting a tackle in the “second wave.” If you’ve been following a long the past week, you’ll know that Boise State’s Ezra Cleveland has been the name frequently tied to Cleveland.

Breer prefaced that comment by writing that Georgia’s Andrew Thomas makes “too much sense” at the No. 10 spot.

2. Speaking of Thomas, Peter King wrote that the two-year starter is the preferred choice with the 10th pick in his one and only mock draft. With Wirfs and Thomas off the board, King has the Browns taking Alabama right tackle Jedrick Wills.

3. Odell Beckham  to the Vikings for a second- and fifth-round pick rumors were debunked, it seems, multiple times, with Adam Schefter seemingly put all the talk to rest when he tweeted the Vikings and Browns haven’t even talked.

However, Pro Football Network’s Cole Thompson isn’t giving up hope, stating how an offer a first-round pick would put OBJ on the trade block.

What is OBJ’s trade value. Our own Chad Porto took a look. It’d be a shocker if the Browns got a first-round offer for the receiver, as he hasn’t been elite for three seasons now.

I can’t forget Anthony Barr, though. The Browns need a safety and things aren’t going well between Minnesota and their franchised free safety.

4. Mike Graham’s last mock draft of 2020 dropped over the weekend, and it’s a great read. Take a look, and then imagine it playing out this way on draft night? Our mockster has Cleveland netting two first-round picks.

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The way Graham approaches the trades, well, it’s something you could envision Andrew Berry and Paul DePodesta concocting on draft night.