2012 NFL Draft: Browns, Rams Could Be Potential Trade Partners


Despite not getting a deal done for the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams and Cleveland Browns could still become trade partners, according to Rams head coach Jeff Fisher.

Fisher said that the Browns are a “potential trade partner” next month, not ruling out a swap between the No. 4 and No. 6 picks.

It’s speculated that the Rams are high on wide receiver Justin Blackmon, while the Browns have not shown a particularly strong interest in anyone, meaning the team is considering a number of players with their first pick. It’s also worth mentioning that the Browns are inviting quarterback Ryan Tannehill to Cleveland for a workout before the draft, along with 29 other prospects.

A trade down for the Browns could be a wise move, especially if it only drops them down a few spots. With 13 picks already acquired, trading down, remaining in the top ten picks, and adding even more draft picks to the arsenal is not bad for a team that’s rebuilding.

What will be hard, though, for Browns fans is to see a player like Blackmon selected by the Rams and play well. It’s no secret that the Browns have major problems at wide receiver, and it will be a tough pill to swallow to watch the Browns pass on a productive one for the second year in a row.

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