Cleveland Browns: 3 targets for a trade down from No. 8
While it is unlikely that Cleveland would trade down this far, Browns fans have been surprised before. And while it might be hard to advocate for this trade, it would land the Browns a gold mine of picks and allow them to have back-to-back selections while doing so.
If Cleveland doesn’t want to go quarterback in the first round, it will likely turn into a bidding war between the New York Jets and the Denver Broncos for the No. 8 number pick. Whereas New York is up in the air with what’s going on with Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Denver Broncos current starter is a former Jet himself, Mark Sanchez.
More from Dawg Pound Daily
- Payne Durham would fit the Browns offense perfectly
- Cleveland Browns critics continue to misplace their judgement
- 3 Cleveland Browns players who don’t deserve another season in 2023
- How the Browns could maximize Nick Chubb in 2023
- Can Deshaun Watson get to Patrick Mahomes level for Cleveland Browns?
Let that sink in. The reigning Super Bowl champions are slated to open the season with the master of the “Butt Fumble” behind center. This type of need would elicit an offer that Cleveland might not be able to refuse, even though they would be dropping so far.
While this would mean Cleveland would have to pass up some of the top talent in this year’s class, the ability to have simultaneous picks could become a selling point of this deal.
The loss of Alex Mack and Mitchell Schwartz, and the denial of Josh Gordon’s reinstatement open up to huge holes on the offensive line and in the receiving corps. This year’s offensive line and wide receiver class are much deeper than recent years, and Cleveland could address each of them even after a deal with the Broncos as they would hold the No. 31 and No. 32 picks, respectively.