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NFL Draft Rumors: Cleveland Browns 26th pick gaining interest from Dolphins, others

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The Cleveland Browns biggest position of need heading into the 2014 NFL Draft is definitely at quarterback, as they are a franchise QB away from being  a serious playoff contender due to their talent on defense and the likes of Joe Thomas, Alex Mack, Josh Gordon, and Jordan Cameron on offense. With the fourth, 26th, and 35 overall picks in the draft, the Browns have some flexibility when it comes to pulling a QB, and now it looks like they could even move up a few spots in order to secure a QB after taking a blue-chip prospect at another position in the top five.

According to the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero, the Browns have emerged as a “strong possible trade down partner” for teams picking in the 18-22 range of the first round, and this list includes the Miami Dolphins.

The Dolphins are fully expected to target the offensive tackle position with the 19th overall pick, since offensive line help is still their biggest area of need. But if the top four tackle prospects are gone by then- and that seems to be the most likely scenario- then trading down makes sense for the Dolphins. They can get an extra pick or two, obtain more flexibility, and they won’t have to worry about reaching for a prospect.

I don’t know why the Browns would want to trade up from 26 to the 18-22 range, but they could feel the need to guarantee their favorite quarterback after snagging someone like Sammy Watkins or Greg Robinson with their first first-round pick.


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  • Letterman007

    It might be because they are afraid that a quarterback of their liking is going to be picked at twenty by the Cardinals. Therefore moving to pick nineteen will thwart Arizona and get the Browns their quarterback!

    • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

      Great thinking, and I think that QB’s name rhymes with “Atmospheric Star”.

      • Letterman007

        Does he have a brother that was drafted by the Texans, first overall ??

  • Johnny

    I wish… Maybe QB Johnny Football or Bortles (Carr)… And Cleveland is afraid Arizona will pick their prospect … The more picks the better..

    • Johnny

      Maybe they go WR Watkins with their first pick and hope a QB falls… We are in a Prime spot right in front of Zona, who is rumored to possibly pick their future Franchise QB… That’s all I can think of..

  • LostSok

    Arizona and Kansas City could both take Carr. Miami needs to hope he slides to 19.