Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins (2) reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first half of the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Browns trade down with Bills: Gain 1st and 4th pick in 2015


The Cleveland Browns made a trade with their first move of the 2014 NFL Draft.  The Browns made a trade with the Buffalo Bills to give up the 4th pick of the draft, which they used on Sammy Watkins, the wide receiver of the Clemson Tigers.  In the trade, the Browns moved down to 9th pick and got the Bills’ 1st round pick and 4th round pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.

In a trend that started with Joe Banner and has continued with Ray Farmer, the team has continued to grab extra picks.  The Browns moved down just 5 picks in what could have been a bidding war between the Bills and Atlanta Falcons, the Browns now have two first round picks and two fourth round picks in 2015.

The Browns have not made a pick yet but they have already made a big time splash and gotten a ton for it.  Impossible to argue the value, but it does beg the question where the Browns go with 9th pick.

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  • dieselman

    One of the dumbest draft decisions in history. Pass on Sammy Watkins for a maybe something next year? I’m sickened!

    • Gary

      It’s the Cleveland way of doing things.
      Build up draft picks. Then trade some for next year. But, in the mean time they don’t fill all of their needs. There was no need to waste any draft picks. They could have selected Watkins and still been able to get Manziel. And they had plenty of chances to fill the hole made by the Gordon suspension. But, they once again traded draft picks for “next” year and sat by as other teams took players who would help the team. Now they will search un drafted players that other teams passed on as well as free agents.

      • http://withthefirstpick.com Peter Smith

        You can hate this now, but you’re gonna love it in a year.