A Look at the Cleveland Browns’ 2012 NFL Draft Compensatory Picks


The Cleveland Browns were awarded four compensatory picks in this year’s NFL draft, two in the sixth round and two more in the

seventh. Here’s a look at the selections the Browns made with those picks:

  • LB Emmanuel Acho (sixth round, 204th overall) The 6-2, 245-pound linebacker started all 13 games in his senior season, registering 110 total tackles and three sacks.
  • DT Billy Winn (sixth round, 205th overall) – Winn started at tackle for Boise State, but many believe he can play end in the NFL. The 6-4, 296-pound lineman made 33 tackles in 2011 (eight for a loss) and registered three sacks.
  • CB Trevin Wade (seventh round, 245th overall) – The Browns waited a while to acquire depth in the secondary but Wade  is a project pick who could develop into a potential starter.
  • TE Brad Smelley (seventh round, 247th overall) – Smelley was an H-back at Alabama and was Trent Richardson’s leading blocker. He also caught 34 passes for 356 yards in his senior season.

Those picks conclude the 2012 NFL draft for the Cleveland Browns. It was an up-and-down roller coaster of emotions for Browns fans, but the fact remains that the team was able to address every major need while also adding depth to a number of positions.

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