3 Prospects the Browns Should Trade Up for in NFL Draft

The Cleveland Browns don't have immediate needs ahead of the draft but they should still consider trading up for these prospects.
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The Cleveland Browns are coming off a successful 2023 campaign and feel good about themselves after making the postseason despite being ravaged by injuries most of the year. The expectation within the organization is that with better injury luck, the team could go even deeper in the playoffs.

In order to do so, however, more reinforcements are needed. Limited cap space meant that the Browns couldn't be as aggressive in free agency as general manager Andrew Berry likely would have wanted to. Yet, they still managed to retain most of their key starters and added Jerry Jeudy to their receiver corps.

The Browns don't have desperate needs ahead of the draft. They are talented and deep in most positions but they do have age concerns. Most of their stars, especially on the defensive end, are aging and could be in line for a potential decline. Therefore, getting younger and more dynamic at the Draft will be key for Cleveland.

However, the Browns are limited in terms of draft picks. They don't have a first-round pick as part of the Deshaun Watson trade. They have two picks in the top 100 and three more picks in the last three rounds. This means that they have to nail their selections. In order to get the player they want, they may need to package a few of these picks plus future assets to move up in the draft.

These three players would be worth trading up for. Let's take a look.