6 trades Cleveland Browns should buy, sell ahead of NFL deadline

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2. Cleveland Browns sell OBJ

The Cleveland Browns were hoping they’d see the Odell Beckham Jr. of Giants’ past, but in 2021, it turns out that OBJ’s name is a lot bigger than his production.

The biggest knock on Beckham so far is that he hasn’t been able to haul in key fourth-down targets in back-to-back games.

If the Browns could get anything for him, they should look at dealing him. If it does’ happen at the deadline, the two sides have to part ways this offseason. We’ve seen enough to know this isn’t working.

He’s due $15 million next season. At his best with the Browns, he catches five balls a game for 70-some yards. That’s not a No. 1 receiver.

What could they get for Odell and what would they want for him in return? Don’t expect a first-round pick, which is what Cleveland gave up for him before the 2019 campaign.

"“The issue is, [the Browns] need talent…I don’t think you get rid of Odell just to get a pick,” Sando wrote, citing an anonymous NFL exec."

Again, I’m selling on Beckham, but it’s unlikely the Browns actually trade him.