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


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

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.