4. Moving up for Greedy Williams in the second round
After trading away their first-round pick earlier in the offseason, the Browns had to sit out of the action on Thursday night as the first 32 picks were taken. While they were watching the action unfold, they saw the same thing we all did — LSU cornerback Greedy Williams falling out of the opening round.
Widely considered a first-round talent, this was one of the bigger surprises to kick things off. Then as Round 2 started to get rolling, Williams continued to wait. Before long, we were within shouting distance of the Browns pick and Greedy was still without a home.
Once the Indianapolis Colts were on the clock at No. 46, John Dorsey called his buddy Chris Ballard and swung a trade with the Colts GM. In exchange for just one of their three picks in the fifth round, Cleveland jumped up three spots and took the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Williams.
Later it was revealed that concerns over his lack of tackling skills led to some of his drop but that a low score on the Wonderlic test was likely the bigger culprit. The Browns decided that neither of those issues was enough of a concern to pass on Williams and they ended up getting a player who should be able to start right away opposite Denzel Ward. Not a bad draft haul for a team that sat out the first night.