Daily Dawg Tags: Cleveland Browns wheeling and dealing
By Thomas Moore
Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Thursday, April 21.
Are the Cleveland Browns done trading?
"The Cleveland Browns swung a big draft pick trade on Wednesday and they reportedly may not be done dealing."
Cleveland Browns trade No. 2 pick to the Philadelphia Eagles
"The Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a trade that includes both teams swapping their respective 2016 first-round picks."
It is too early for the Browns to discuss a starting QB
"The Cleveland Browns held a minicamp Tuesday which saw both Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown take first-team reps at quarterback."
Browns trade is first right draft move in long time (USA Today)
"You don’t have to possess a degree from an Ivy League institution to conclude that the Cleveland Browns scored a major coup on Wednesday in dealing away the second pick in next week’s draft."
Browns earn an A- in trade for No. 2 overall pick (PFF)
"This is a great move for the Browns as far as accumulating assets and setting themselves up to build their team. However, unlike the Titans, the Browns still have question marks at quarterback — RG III is now on the roster, but is that enough under center? There’s risk involved with moving off their perch at No. 2 overall."
Signing RG3 was the wrong move for the Browns
"My objections to the signing of Robert Griffin III by the Cleveland Browns are based solely on his abilities as a NFL quarterback."
The day the Browns passed on Big Ben (ESPN)
"The most decorated quarterback jersey in Cleveland contains 24 names. The list could have stopped at six: Couch, Detmer, Wynn, Pederson, Holcomb, Roethlisberger."
Josh Norman released by the Carolina Panthers (Cat Crave)
"Josh Norman played chicken with Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman and he lost."
Great move for the Eagles, if Carson Wentz is great (philly.com)
"Howie Roseman and Jeffrey Lurie looked at the next few crops of quarterbacks, shuddered, and on Wednesday finalized a megadeal with the Browns. They sent the Eagles’ first-round picks from this year and next, along with a third- and fourth-rounder from this year, and a second-round pick in 2018, all for the right to draft Carson Wentz."
Why trading up was a bad move for the Eagles (Inside the Iggles)
"It’s not much of a secret what the Philadelphia Eagles are trading up for. The Eagles need a franchise quarterback. Sam Bradford is not the answer and Chase Daniel is nothing more than a backup. Unfortunately for the Eagles, this is the worst crop of quarterbacks the NFL draft has seen in years."
5 draft prospects teams should avoid in the first round (For The Win)
"Every NFL draft has busts, and no team is immune from taking one. Even the best scouts and general managers have whiffed on a prospect. The 2016 draft will undoubtedly have its fair share of busts, and we’ve picked out the five players mostly likely to disappoint."