The NFL offseason has been filled with significant trades and the trend continued on Friday as the Cleveland Browns stole the spotlight picking up Tyrod Taylor, Jarvis Landry and Damarious Randall. Here’s how it happened:
– Cleveland traded 2018 4th round draft pick & 2019 7th round draft pick to Miami for Jarvis Landry
– Cleveland traded 2018 3rd round draft pick to Buffalo for Tyrod Taylor
– Cleveland traded Deshone Kizer to Green Bay for Damarious Randall and also swapped draft picks in the 4th and 5th rounds.
The Browns are showing the NFL and the rest of the sports world that they’re done messing around. Not only did they pick up these guys for little to nothing but the Browns still have 5 of the top 65 picks. Two of them in the top 5 and three in the 2nd round. Also these trades could just be the beginning as they are expected to make a push for Richard Sherman or Tyrann Mathieu.
By week 1 of the 2018 season, it’s very possible that we could see Tyrod Taylor, Saquon Barkley, Jarvis Landry and Josh Gordon on the field starting for Cleveland. Holy moly. Although it’s a fun thought, the Browns could pass up on Barkley and draft a much-needed defensive back and snag Minkah Fitzpatrick. It’ll be very difficult for the Browns to find a way to screw up this draft, especially now with their current situation. Also don’t be surprised if the Browns use one of their top 5 picks on Quenton Nelson if Joe Thomas does end up retiring which seems like that will be the case. In the end, this is all speculation and will all depend on how Cleveland finishes in free agency.
The Browns took a big step in the right direction on Friday and expect them to keep reeling in serious talent as free agency continues.
– Collin Borron