It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that the Browns traded the sixth overall pick, but it’s shocking how much they got in return from the Atlanta Falcons.
By trading that sixth pick, the Browns received the Falcons’ first pick this year (27th overall), second (59th), and fourth-rounder, but the real kick comes in next year’s draft. The Browns also received Atlanta’s first- and fourth-round picks in 2012.
Sure, the Browns lost out on WR Julio Jones (that’s who the Falcons traded up for) but the Browns are making the right move by stockpiling picks here. They’re looking for depth rather than the flashy pick, and that should bode well for a team with a lot of needs.