The last team that has been linked to moving up is the Philadelphia Eagles. This trade seems less likely, as many believe the Eagles are looking to upgrade at wide receiver.
CeeDee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy, and Henry Ruggs III are the top three options, but there is a ton of depth at the position in this year’s draft, which leads me to believe the Eagles would not be willing to pony up what it takes to move from No. 21 to No. 10.
The Browns could certainly add depth with a trade like this, as they could demand pick 53 as well as 103 from Philadelphia on top of No. 21 to swap first-round picks. In this scenario, the Browns would likely draft a safety in the first round and then move to tackle in round two.
While the Browns could land a big-time safety like Grant Delpit from LSU at pick No. 21, there would likely be a downgrade to the tackle you could get in the second round.
The name with so much buzz to the Browns right now is Ezra Cleveland from Boise State. If Andrew Berry thinks that Cleveland can be a day one starter at left tackle, a trade like this could be beneficial. The Browns would then be armed with picks No. 53, 74, 97, and 103 to build the defense.
The famous quote, “where there’s smoke there’s usually fire” can’t be overlooked right now, even if some Browns fans get a sick feeling thinking about not getting one of the top four tackles in this draft.
At this point, fans must trust the Berry knows what he is doing. A trade with the Falcons or Broncos is most likely for the Browns, but if a quarterback slips to pick ten you could see multiple teams interested in trading up including the New England Patriots. Buckle up for a wild first-round next Thursday night.