2012 NFL Draft: Browns Not Interested in Trading Up for Robert Griffin III?


It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the St. Louis Rams are getting “weird, uninterested signals” from the Cleveland Browns when it comes to trading up for the No. 2 overall pick and the right to select quarterback Robert Griffin III in April’s NFL Draft.

After all, the asking price for that pick is going to be astronomical and, so far, only the Washington Redskins have expressed a more realistic interest in making a deal happen.

Despite Griffin III’s impressive Combine performance, which included running a blazing 4.41 (and a two-run average of 4.38 seconds) 40, the Browns don’t appear to be completely sold, at least not when it comes to banking their entire 2012 draft class on one player.

Unless the cost to trade up goes way down, don’t expect the Browns to get involved. With far too many needs in other places, the Browns are in no position to make that kind of move.


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  • brwns_fan

    Oh Football Gods that be, That you, Thank you!  We need OL to protect QB – We need WR to stretch a Def – needed and signed a MLB in Ray Lewis’s league. –  still need a commanding 4th and 1 FB that can punish on pass protection (hurry! sign Hillis  He has a unique set of talents.) 

  • brwns_fan

    But, above all else, we need a Browns Mgmt and player belief that all are on the line for a post season birth.  I really mean birth as in a birthday.  We are destined for so much more and we need to be willing to sign and keep players that believe the same.  Players, step aside willingly if you don’t believe.  Mgmt, make an effort to give “home team” belief players an advantage in signing.  Last year we had a salary cap surplus and could have signed Hillis and Vickers then, but blew it.  Now Vicker’s is lost.  Soon Hillis will be lost, if you keep stroking your monkey.  Get off your donkey and sign him already.  You too Hillis, sign!

  • brwns_fan

    How many players are active for any one game?
    What if a non-Browns, but pro-Browns, organization could arrange a ‘bonus’ for every game won for active players only?.  Would that be legal?  
    Could that org. be considered not-for-profit?  
    Would that org. be allowed to ask for donations to increase that bonus?  
    Is this a lame idea or could it be a fan’s idea to help bring a ‘home team’ incentive to win and being a winning Brown?

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  • Flash60

    With Griffin going at number 2, it will leave Kalil or Blackmon available at number 4 for Cleveland.  Either player works for me.  Please don’t trade down because the Browns need to add some elite talent this year.