Cleveland Browns: 4 things Browns absolutely got right in 2020 NFL Draft

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3. Trade downs they made, made sense

Sitting at No. 41, the Browns made a deal with the  Colts, moving down three spots, while adding a fifth-round pick, who became center Nick Harris, from Washington.

When they went on the clock at 41, the guy they wanted was still there, in the form of Grant Delpit.

In the second trade of the third round, Cleveland jumped down from 74 to No. 88.  In trading up, New Orleans grabbed Wisconsin’s Zack Baun. Obviously, the Browns didn’t like him, or he would’ve been their guy.

When their name came due at 88, Cleveland picked defensive tackle  Jordan Elliott.

Kevin Stefanski made a great point about defensive tackles being like hockey players. Throughout the course of game, you’re going to need to move players in and out and now the Browns have more depth to go along with Sheldon Richardson, Larry Ogunjobi and Andrew Billing.

Cleveland really wants to clamp down on the run (something we say every year), and that starts in the trenches. Having fresh legs is critical.

Additionally, for moving down from 88, the Browns also had to surrender a seventh-round pick. This was such as great move by Berry, as the team picked up New Orlean’s 2021 third-rounder for doing so.

Give me a third-rounder next year over a seventh-rounder, who might not make this year’s team any day.