The Cleveland Browns traded with the Minnesota Vikings in order to get it done. In the end, they just needed to trade a bit extra to ensure they got their guy. Their guy turns out to be Trent Richardson, the No. 1 running back on the board out of Alabama.
Richardson shouldn’t be unfamiliar to Browns fans. We’ve been talking about him ever since the team failed to trade for RG3.
So Trent is the guy. The Browns have a guy to hand the ball to this upcoming season even with the departure of Peyton Hillis.
They may have needed a trade to make sure they kept Richardson away from teams like Tampa Bay, but there’s no doubting one thing. The Cleveland Browns got the guy they wanted.
Barring any trades or other moves, the Cleveland Browns have a bit of a wait until they get to pick again at No. 22 with Atlanta’s first round pick.