Cleveland Browns: 3 players worth trading up for in the 2019 NFL Draft
By Randy Gurzi
Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey hasn’t ruled out trading up in the 2019 NFL Draft, but what players would be worth making a move to acquire?
If there’s one thing that can be said about Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey, it’s that he has no problem making a big move. He’s done so in his first two offseasons with the Browns and it’s already paying dividends.
Headline moves like landing Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham, Jr., and Olivier Vernon are fresh on people’s minds but those kind of splash plays aren’t new to him. Dorsey was willing to pull the trigger during his stint with the Kansas City Chiefs as well. The biggest of which was the move that landed 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes.
Knowing they needed to improve at the spot, Dorsey gave up the No. 27 overall pick and a third-rounder in 2017 — plus their following 2018 first-round pick — for the No. 10 spot. There he took Mahomes out of Texas Tech, who developed into the best player in the league in his second year.
This season, there’s a chance Dorsey could be looking to deal again. After surrendering the team’s first-round selection for OBJ, Dorsey and the Browns have no picks until No. 49. But according to Dorsey, it may not stay that way.
"“Business as usual. That’s the way it is,” Dorsey told Adam Schefter on his podcast when asked what it will be like not having a first-round selection according to WKYC’s Ben Axelrod. “Who’s to say I won’t go up in the first round?” “Might we see something there?” Schefter pressed. “You never know,” Dorsey replied. “My phone’s open. They can give me a call.”"
Understanding that Dorsey is willing to move up begs the question about which players would be worth giving up future picks to acquire. With that in mind, here are three players who would make sense for the Browns to jump back into Round 1 to acquire.