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3 reasons the Browns should try to trade down in the NFL Draft


The Cleveland Browns will once again enter a season with some pretty high expectations after encountering quite the stretch of losing over the years. With another stacked roster — or so it seems — the Browns remain in position to compete both in the AFC North division and in the AFC as a whole.

With a new head coach in Kevin Stefanski and a slew of weapons on both sides of the line of scrimmage at his disposal, perhaps this could be the year that the Browns actually turn things around en route to reaching the postseason. Because Cleveland is about to enter the team’s second season of serious hype, now is the time to produce.

Due to the fact that the future is now in Cleveland, the Browns should seriously consider trading down in the 2020 NFL Draft.

There is No Such Thing as Too Much NFL Draft Capital…

When it comes to the NFL Draft, there is no such thing as a team having too much capital to work with, whether it is to select up-and-coming talent or to turn picks into more picks and players. In the Cleveland Browns’ case, the AFC North franchise has a total of seven 2020 NFL Draft picks as it stands today, including the No. 10 overall pick in the first round. If the Browns are interested, Cleveland can start by trading down in order to add even more picks while that No. 10 overall pick would certainly be worth something to a lot of needy teams from around the league. In addition to picking inside the top 10, the Browns also own picks No. 41, No. 74, No. 97, No. 115, No. 187, and No. 244.

This Year’s NFL Draft is Stacked at Both the Quarterback and Wide Receiver Positions…

The Cleveland Browns, at least for next season, are all set at both the quarterback and wide receiver positions. Coincidentally, this year’s NFL Draft class is absolutely loaded at both positions as many teams from around the league will be eager to get their respective hands on a slew of talented quarterbacks and wide receivers.

With the likes of quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry leading the way for the Browns, perhaps Cleveland can trade back in the 2020 NFL Draft while exchanging future picks and players with teams that desperately need either a signal-caller or wideout.

Even After the First Week of Free Agency, the Cleveland Browns Still Have Money to Spend…

Even after the first few days of free agency, which saw the Cleveland Browns spend quite a bit of money to solidify various positions, the AFC North franchise still has some money to spend. Whether that means that Cleveland will use the team’s available salary cap space to continue to sign free agents or make trades involving NFL Draft picks in order to add more talent to its roster remains to be seen. However, one thing is for certain; the Browns have options at just about every turn, which is something that Cleveland might not be used to.