NFL Draft 2012: Browns To Trade Up For Brandon Weeden?

 
on April 26 2012 3:00 PM

The Cleveland Browns, who have two first-round picks in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft, may attempt to acquire a third pick in the first round, according to NFL.com.

The Browns currently hold the No. 4 and the No. 22 picks in the first round. With those picks, it is likely they select Alabama runningback Trent Richardson and a receiver such as Baylor's Kendall Wright or Georgia Tech's Stephen Hill, respectively.

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Could Weeden be the new quarterback of the Browns? (Reuters/Rick Scuteri)

However, the team also has strong interest in Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden, but would most likely not take him with their 22nd pick. Weeden is projected to be more of second-round talent.

Nevertheless, because the quarterback position is of great importance to them, the Browns might resolve to trade for a third pick in the first round if they feel Weeden will be selected before the team picks again in the second round. In that round, Cleveland picks fifth.

Weeden, 28, holds the Oklahoma State single season records for passing yards (4,727) and completed passes (342). He also led the Cowboys to their first ever Big 12 title, later helping the team to defeat Stanford 41-38 in the Fiesta Bowl.

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