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The Trade Down Bandwagon is Piling Up for the Browns

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Yesterday, ESPN's Adam Schefter lit the flame that the Cleveland Browns would like to move down from the No. 2 spot in the 2016 NFL Draft. Now, the reports are starting to come out fast and furious about the Browns itching to move down. First, let's take a look at this nugget from Jeff Darlington of

That was in response to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network quoting Darlington as having said the Browns are "actively shopping" the No. 2 pick, with [Executive VP of Football Operations] Sashi Brown making calls inside the Top 10. I tend to think that it is more so the other way around -- teams calling the Browns to try to move up to No. 2 and Cleveland being active listeners, but the reports are indicating otherwise.

Next, we have Matt Miller of Bleacher Report saying that the Browns would prefer to add a lot of lower picks than a couple of higher picks in a move down:

The Browns might be interested in having the ammunition to move up on Day 2 or Day 3 if they find the right player available at a certain spot. With compensatory picks being tradeable in 2017 too, it seems more likely that the Browns would prefer to obtain those picks in 2016 since they'll already have a good surplus in 2017.