April 17, 2014

Browns Trade No. 67 Pick to Broncos

It all happened pretty fast, but it appears that the Browns have traded down from No. 67 in the third round. In return, the Browns received No. 87 in the third round and No. 120 in the fourth round from the Denver Broncos, according to multiple Twitter reports.

So far in the draft, Cleveland has brought in three offensive players, and possibly could have decided to move down after the New York Giants took WR Rueben Randle as the last pick in the second round. The team also likely will be targeting defensive playmakers soon, with an obvious need at cornerback.

We’ll keep you updated with all of the latest here shortly, as well as with the Browns’ eventual pick at No. 87.

[Related: Video: Browns get their tackle, taking Mitchell Schwartz]

(Source: Jeff Schudel on Twitter)

  • Natedawg86

    What were we not ready?

  • Natedawg86

    I am in raven land and it is getting tougher and tougher to defend these guys

  • Thekidd56

    Wanted the receiver from LSU….when he was gone, time to trade

  • bbaadd

    since massie is still on the board, i’m thinking we could have had Schwartz at 67 not just 37, and taken a good WR in the 2nd.

  • Jewpants

    And the jags draft a punter.

  • saggy

    for the second time these wusses failed to come up with their man.  what happened to the “get our guy” mentality?  they panicked and gave away key picks to get Richardson, who would have been there anyways.  then they failed to sack up and get Wright and now this LSU guy, who isn’t that good anyways.

    These picks better pan out….

  • saggy

     yup – overreaction. 

  • mitch6632

    Remember when nobody on here wanted or thought we “reached” for:

    -Joe Haden
    -TJ Ward
    -Jabal Sheard
    -Phil Taylor

    I personally love what this draft is so far.  We haven’t taken anyone with “bust” potential and we definitely have at least 1 (Richardson) with “boom” potential (Personally I think Weedon could be a boom as well).  Plus we might have shored up the right side of the line and added line depth with just 1 player.

  • JNeids

    Anyone know anything about Chris Givens from Wake? My NFL.com app gave him a nice grade but the name isn’t one I’ve heard before

  • cleveland__rocks

    i like this move. they obviously didn’t see anybody they wouldn’t that they couldn’t get at 87 so why not get the extra 4th rounder?

  • Blue_Guybrush

    AHHHH WHY DON’T WE HAVE A WR AHHHHHHHH

  • http://www.facebook.com/davelb87 David W. Elbrecht

    Once Randall came off the board to the Giants, trading down became the right choice. There were no WRs worth taking at that spot. They have 3 picks remaining in the top-120 and a bunch of 5-7s to move up. Use these picks to fill the 3 big remaining holes (WR, DB, LB).

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/ Scott @ WFNY

    Exactly. Takes two parties to trade up. Not doing so isn’t a “failure.”

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/ Scott @ WFNY

    Eisen’s reaction was classic.

  • Jewpants

    H+H just waiting to get OG Brooks, then WR Sanu or Adams, then Miami WR Streeter

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/ Scott @ WFNY

    Deflating, but thems the breaks. Moving down was the smart reaction. 

  • Tim K.

    Well, since no one has bitten on Massie, I’m assuming there’s some sort of issue that teams know about that the general public doesn’t know about…

    Other OL prospects have gone off the board, so I don’t think you can safely assume that Schwartz would have been there at 67.

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/ Scott @ WFNY

    This is a fair question. All depends on where they had Schwartz and Massie rated — remember, these guys couldnt care less about Scouts Inc ratings.

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/ Scott @ WFNY

    Streeter is very intriguing. I mentioned him in the Cleveland.com podcast a few nights ago. Measurables are off the charts.

  • Ritz

    The jury is out on Taylor big time.

    The hard part is, we as fans have no idea what NFL teams’ draft boards look like. Nor do the Browns either really. So a guy may be a ‘reach’ based on Mike Mayock’s board but not on the Browns board or other NFL boards.

  • Brooks

    Yep…we just like to draft guys a round early…that’s why we will continue to be a team whose chasing everybody else.  

  • Vindictive_Pat

    He also didn’t have a quarterback who could get him the ball, which could supposedly be different with Weeden.  Jacory Harris was awful and Stephen Morris was a) too young and b) possibly also a collegiate bust.

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/ Scott @ WFNY

    Keep an eye on TY Hilton (FIU) as well. Very D-Jackian.

  • Ritz

    Trade down is OK as long as they don’t miss the next run on receivers.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Wow seriously?  13 picks and if not for Richardson I’d say this hasn’t been anything to crow about at all.  This team is still the 4th best in the division and at the rate they are going it’ll stay that way for years.

  • Brooks72305

    Don’t forget about Hardesty, Jordan Cameron and Owen Marecic.  It’s pretty easy to pick solid players in the first and second round.  Show me something in the 3rd and 4th.  By the way Jordan Cameron better make a major freaking leap this year with the lack of WR in this draft and someone better wake up the Carlton Mitchell project.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    It makes you wonder who it is that they are targeting next.  It’s not like they need more picks… they already have 10 in this draft.  So I guess they just like somebody besides the guys they expect to go in those 20 picks that they dropped back.

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/ Scott @ WFNY

    As I said below, they could be looking at a Sanu or Streeter, but FIU’s Hilton is lighting fast. Could be their guy.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Could be, but for all we know they might love the WRs currently on our roster and think that the problem was purely that McCoy couldn’t get them the ball.  Who really knows.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Could be, but for all we know they might love the WRs currently on our roster and think that the problem was purely that McCoy couldn’t get them the ball.  Who really knows.

  • Ritz

    If that’s really the case then they are either blind or smarter than everyone else who has ever watched the Browns play.

  • Ritz

    If that’s really the case then they are either blind or smarter than everyone else who has ever watched the Browns play.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Your joking right?

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Your joking right?

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/ Scott @ WFNY

    Lauvao (3rd round) and Pinkston (5th round) are starters. Marcic is also the starting FB. Hardesty’s a injury-prone bust, but Cameron is third string right now. Any 4th-round rookies start last season?

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/ Scott @ WFNY

    Lauvao (3rd round) and Pinkston (5th round) are starters. Marcic is also the starting FB. Hardesty’s a injury-prone bust, but Cameron is third string right now. Any 4th-round rookies start last season?

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I think that I am, but these draft picks are making me feel like I know nothing about football because they seem pretty ludicrous to me so far.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Starters by default especially Marecic.  Lets see if he helps open any holes for TRich ‘cuz defenses will do the same thing they did last year – 8 in the box and play the JV WRs one on one.

    Cameron is fourth string no?  Watson, Moore, Smith and Cameron.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Nah it’s not you believe me, it’s not you.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Cincy got Sanu greeeeeeeeat.

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/ Scott @ WFNY

    Lauvao was most certainly drafted to be a starter. Pinkston by default last year, not this year — they could have kept Steinbach if it were necessary. And yes, Cameron was techincally fourth-string in that respect what Smith was predominantly a blocker.

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/ Scott @ WFNY

    Yeah, I have no idea about Hughes. Depth, sure. But not a dire need. They’re almost certainly waiting on a WR at this stage.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Smith caught more passes then Cameron as well didn’t he?

  • Vindictive_Pat

    New theory… Heckert is trying to get fired.

  • Ritz

    To go through free agency and the first two days of the draft and not upgrade the WR position is just unacceptable.

  • mitch6632

    I just went with the 4 that went early (first few rounds) that everyone crowed about the last few years.  

    The jury isn’t “out” on Taylor… we just aren’t sure if he can take it to the next level or if he will just be a solid lineman.  
    If the jury is out on anyone it’s Cameron and Marecic.  Both had shortened off seasons to learn a brand new offense with very little coaching contact.  In a few years we will finally know how this draft actually panned out but I have good feelings about it as of now.  There were some players whose names I knew that we passed up to draft guys I was less familiar with but I don’t spend my working time studying college football players like H&H should be doing.  We shored up our OL, got our feature back, and our qb of the present and near-term future (and we just added some depth on the DL).  I can drink my next beer in celebration and not be trying to drown my sorrows like I usually do on Sunday afternoons.

  • Stevewarnerssi

    Should’ve traded up instead of down. This is not rocket science. It’s about getting the player you want before someone else takes him.

    BTW there were several good WR’s for the taking at 67, but apparently we’re suffering from tunnel vision.
     

  • huh?

    How many of those guys are pro-bowlers? Starting on a 4-12 team, is that saying much? Who would start for a playoff team? Haden and Jabal. I hope this turns around, for the sake of my endlessly disappointed sons. At times Tom’s moved seem to make sense. At other times they are head scratchers. Last year the team was comical (worse than being bad). I hope heckertt has a clue. To struggle to start on a 4-12 team is telling.

  • Team Brady

    stud.