One potential partner is the Atlanta Falcons who have been aggressive in the past moving ahead in the NFL draft. The Falcons are currently slated at pick no. 16 but are reportedly extremely interested in defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw from South Carolina.
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In a normal draft, Kinlaw would likely be a top ten pick, however with another dynamic defensive tackle in the class in Derrick Brown, Kinlaw could slide. The Falcons have reason to be concerned Kinlaw would be selected by the San Francisco 49ers to replace DeForest Buckner, which could entice them to swap with the Browns.
This move will certainly be enticing to Cleveland as they would likely acquire pick no. 47 from the Falcons to only move back six slots. The Browns need the most help at safety and linebacker on defense and pick No. 47 would give them a better “play now” option, rather than waiting until pick 74.
Keep in mind fans, if the Browns move back to pick No.16, they could very easily take themselves out of the top-four offensive tackle market. The good news is the Browns will have a better idea of what to expect once they are on the clock vs. right now. If the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals go offensive tackle at pick No. 4 and 8, it would be best to stay put and fill the team’s biggest need at tackle.
In a scenario where the Giants take Isaiah Simmons and the Cardinals draft CeeDee Lamb, there would be much less risk to trade back, you just wouldn’t have your pick of tackles and would likely get the third or fourth one off the board.