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Browns Trade No. 2 Pick, Look to Stack Roster in 2016 Draft

April 20, 2016 • Ben Heck • AFC North, Cleveland Browns, Features, Front Page, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles

After seeing the deal that the Cleveland Browns made with the Philadelphia Eagles today, it appears as though perhaps the Browns’ organization may actually make improvements in 2016 and beyond (barring what happens in the draft next week, of course).

Cleveland, under new head coach Hue Jackson, sent its No. 2 pick in this year’s NFL Draft to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for….basically Philly’s entire draft. Here’s the deal:

Eagles receive:

2nd overall pick
2017 fourth round pick

Browns receive:

8th overall pick
3rd round pick
4th round pick
2017 first round pick
2018 second round pick

Philadelphia looks to be gunning for one of the two top quarterbacks in this year’s class––Carson Wentz or Jared Goff, whomever the LA Rams do not select at No. 1. Meanwhile, Cleveland moves down six slots in this year’s draft while also adding two extra mid-round picks this year, a first-rounder next year, and a second-rounder in 2018.

Wow.

Given a decent outing on draft weekend, Cleveland very well could set themselves up to hand in a few winning seasons down the road. But then again, this is the Cleveland Browns. So it’s also possible they’re just finding a new way to screw things up. Only time will tell.

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