2012 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Know Whom to Draft With Fourth Overall Pick


In his pre-draft press conference on Thursday, Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert explained that the team knows who to select with the fourth overall pick. Heckert said that there are “only two possibilities” with the pick, though they are considering a few other players just in case. One can assume by those two he means running back Trent Richardson and wide receiver Justin Blackmon.

However, Heckert refuted a report by Sports Illustrated‘s Peter King in which he said Heckert “loves” the idea of drafting Blackmon.

“Everything you’ve heard is complete nonsense,” he said. “It’s that time of year and I understand that. It’s fun, I guess, for all you guys but … everybody is on the same page here with who we are considering.”

Essentially, this pre-draft press conference was just another exercise in avoiding anything substantial. It’s no surprise that the Browns would know who they’re targeting, or that they’d probably like to stay at the No. 4 pick.

The only thing that should be surprising is that that anyone would think to believe much of what Heckert said on Thursday. The Browns have done a masterful job of masking their draft intentions and that’s going to last all the way up to next week, which can’t come soon enough.


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  • SteveCachat

    Um dude – What were you expecting?  Actually I thought he told us everything we need to know.  T-Rich or Mo with first pick -Mo if they move back one or two.  
    They will be drafting either the best OL/WR /CB(if Rich at 4)/RB (if Mo)   – So probably Glenn, Wright or Martin/Jenkins with 22nd.  With 37 they will draft a WR (proabably won’t get Wright at 22) so this is going to be Hill – maybe have to move up for him. If the get an OL or WR at 22 then Best CB/RB maybe move up for Jenkins/Martin.  
     
    That’s it, basically said it – clear day.

  • mediaisstupid

    I am absolutely amazed at the stupidity of the media. What do you expect, we are going to draft the following players in order? How do you keep your jobs?

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