Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Browns trade up to No. 3 pick

Related Stories

2013 NFL draft order

Posted April 25, 2013 @ 12:46 p.m.

2013 NFC free-agent moves, by team

Posted April 15, 2013 @ 12:21 p.m.

2013 AFC free-agent moves, by team

Posted April 15, 2013 @ 12:21 p.m.

Warmack, Cooper scouting reports

Posted April 15, 2013 @ 11:02 a.m.

Elam, Vaccaro scouting reports

Posted April 12, 2013 @ 9:26 a.m.

Milliner, Mathieu scouting reports

Posted April 11, 2013 @ 1:48 p.m.

Te'o, Ogletree scouting reports

Posted April 10, 2013 @ 12:57 p.m.

Lotulelei, Werner scouting reports

Posted April 09, 2013 @ 3:13 p.m.

Joeckel, Long scouting reports

Posted April 08, 2013 @ 11:35 a.m.

2013 preseason schedule

Posted April 04, 2013 @ 4:07 p.m.
Posted April 26, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
By PFW staff

The Browns have traded up and swapped picks with the Vikings to acquire the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, according to multiple reports.

The Browns gave up a fourth-, fifth- and seventh-round pick to move up to No. 3.

Cleveland will presumably draft Alabama RB Trent Richardson, someone that the Buccaneers, who hold the No. 5 pick, reportedly coveted and also could have moved up.

The Vikings, who now hold the No. 4 pick, could move down again.

The way we see it

Considering the Browns came into this draft with 13 picks, and considering their offense has been a big problem for several seasons, surrendering a fourth-, fifth- and seventh-round pick for the player they want — very likely Richardson or WR Justin Blackmon — isn’t a major price to pay. This is shades of 2004, when the Browns moved up from No. 7 into Detroit’s No. 6 spot in Round One to select TE Kellen Winslow Jr. In that case, the Browns gave up a second-rounder. All things considered, the Browns paid a reasonable amount, considering their circumstances.

Comments ()