Alabama Crimson Tide’s Trent Richardson runs for a touchdown against the LSU Tigers in the fourth quarter during the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game in New Orleans, January 9, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
If the top 3 of the 2012 NFL Draft goes the way many expect, then the Browns hold the fate of the two teams selecting directly behind them.
It’s safe to assume that the Colts will draft Andrew Luck with the top overall pick and that the Redskins will select Robert Griffin III at No. 2. And while GM Rick Spielman has tried to drum up interest in cornerback Morris Claiborne, chances are the Vikings will take offensive tackle Matt Kalil at No. 3.
But once the Browns are on the clock at No. 4, everything gets a little less predictable.
Cleveland could stand pat and take running back Trent Richardson (whom I selected for the Browns in my first mock draft), receiver Justin Blackmon, or Claiborne. If Minnesota somehow passes on...