2013 NFL Draft: Browns Trade 4th Round Pick to Steelers for 3rd Rounder in 2014

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sport

For the first time since 1968, the Cleveland Browns made a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The trade came when Cleveland was on the clock at No. 111 overall in the fourth round.

Fans were surprised upon hearing about the trade. When the details came out, it was learned that the Browns no longer had a 4th-round pick whatsoever. They did, however, receive the Steelers' 3rd-round pick in 2014, which begins the process of stockpiling picks for the future after not having that many this weekend.

Here is a local take, as well as when the Browns will be on the clock again in the 5th round:

The Steelers ended up taking SS Shamarko Thomas with the pick they acquired from Cleveland. Some fans wondered if the Browns dealt out of the pick because the New York Giants had just traded up one spot in front of them to select QB Ryan Nassib. Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer says there was no connection:

I have to agree with Cabot's source -- the Browns aren't just going to whip up the framework of a trade with a division rival for a pick next year if they didn't discuss it in advance, and if they really wanted Nassib, they would have traded up themselves. Our Day 3 open thread is busy right here, so make sure you are around to discuss the rest of the team's four picks!

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