NFL Draft 2011: Trading Down Best Option For Cleveland Browns
The NFL Draft is just four short weeks away and the Cleveland Browns have many questions to answer as the date is drawing closer by the minute. Cleveland will be on the clock with the sixth overall pick and have rumored to be interested in nearly every top 10 prospect available on the board. However, Cleveland may be interested in trading the sixth pick away if they receive the proper compensation.
The Browns are entering another new coaching regime next season under the direction of Pat Shurmur (Head Coach/Offense) and Dick Jauron (Defense). The sixth pick in the draft holds some significant value ecspecially with the wealth of defensive talent available and this new Cleveland team may not want to take a risk with a break or bust type player. The Browns have reportedly worked out dozens of potential prospects including Von Miller of Texas A&M and Shane Vereen of California.
Julio Jones (pictured) is also one of the key players that most Browns fans want to see in the teams’ colors next season as he and A.J. Green have been neck and neck for the title of best wide receiver in the draft class.
Under the current labor agreement, no players can be traded throughout this draft process as only picks can be exchanged for other draft picks. In order for a team to move up to the sixth overall spot they will more than likely need to give Cleveland an additional second round selection or possibly a first round pick in a future draft.
The Browns have plenty of holes to fill on both sides of the ball most notably on the defensive line where a switch to a 4-3 defense will completely change the front seven. Athyba Rubin will be expected to become the anchor of the defensive line as Shaun Rogers has been released and signed with the New Orleans Saints. Marcus Bernard should also see a significant upgrade in his playing time as he will likely see an expanded role as a defensive utility player.
The Browns likely have several targets that they well key in on and look to trade down if they are off the board. A.J Green and Patrick Peterson are two names to watch out for on draft day but in the end, only Holmgren, Heckert and Shurmur know what the team plans on doing.
Three players that must step up to replace what Frank Gore did for the 49ers
Three 49ers players that need to step up in order to replace running back Frank Gore. Read More
Three players that will get you amped for New England Patriots training camp
Are you ready for the start of the season? At this point, we're so close to actual football that everyday I don't have football is legitimately painful. I need it! It's been way too long! But I've found a way to cope, at least for the time being. And now I will pass it along to you. Here are three highlight films that will get you amped for the 2015 season: Read More
Indianapolis Colts in talks with T.Y. Hilton and agent for a new deal
According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, T.Y. Hitlon and his agent Drew Rosenhaus have recently been engaged in talks with the Indianapolis Colts on a new contract for one of the best young receivers in the game. Hilton is reportedly seeking a contract in the Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas type range of around ... Read More
Three reasons why Tyler Eifert is going to have a breakout year in 2015
Drafted as the 21st overall pick in the 2013 draft and the first tight end taken off the board, Tyler Eifert has been an indisputable bust through the first two years of his career. However, there is plenty of reason to believe the cause of disappointment has been due more to unfortunate circumstances, rather than the ability of the player himself. Here are three reasons why Tyler Eifert will finally breakout in 2015: Read More
3 things to know about the NFL and the Arizona Cardinals’ first female coach
The Arizona Cardinals have hired the NFL's first female coach - here are three things to know about her. Read More
Three position battles for Philadelphia Eagles fans to watch at training camp
Three position battles for Eagles fans to watch at training camp 2015. Read More