The Cleveland Browns enter Thursday’s NFL Draft with the first and fourth selections in the first round. While the team is expected to go quarterback with the initial pick, there’s been buzz that Cleveland might look to move the fourth selection.
This makes some sense given that the draft is seen as quarterback heavy at the top. If Cleveland does land its signal caller at one, it opens the team up to listen to offers for the fourth selection from other squads attempting to move up for a quarterback of their own.
According to this report from Michael Lombardi, the Browns will indeed trade that pick once they’re on the clock.
Hearing Browns will trade 4, but only when they are on the clock, not before the pick and they don't want to go down too far.
— Michael Lombardi (@mlombardiNFL) April 26, 2018
The report notes that Cleveland doesn’t want to move down too much. Teams selecting outside of the top 10 that are in need of a quarterback include the Miami Dolphins (11th overall), Buffalo Bills (12th, 22nd overall), Arizona Cardinals (15th overall) and New England Patriots (23rd, 31st overall) Whether any of those spot are appealing to the Browns remains to be seen.
The good news here for Cleveland is that it picks one spot ahead of a Denver Broncos squad that is also looking to trade down. Depending on how the first three picks of the draft play out, we could see some movement at four.