Did the Cleveland Browns trade up for Trent Richardson?
The first trade of the first day of the NFL draft has been made. The Cleveland Browns have traded up with the Minnesota Vikings for the No. 3 overall pick. The Browns will swap first round picks with the Vikings, No. 3 for No. 4, and give up forth, fifth and seventh round picks. Reports are saying that the Browns made this move out of fear that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were targeting the same prospect and were also willing to move up. Most analysts think that this prospect is Alabama running back Trent Richardson.
I'm hearing we have our first trade; Cleveland moving up from #4 to #3 w Minnesota. Giving up 3 picks to move into the 3rd spot— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) April 26, 2012
Cleveland Browns receive:
- No. 3 overall
Minnesota Vikings receive:
- No. 4 overall
- Fourth round pick (No. 118 overall)
- Fifth round pick (No. 139 overall)
- Seventh round pick (No. 211 overall)