According to Albert Breer of NFL.com, the Cleveland Browns are trying to move into the top 3 to secure an elite pass rusher.
It’s no secret GM Mike Lombardi isn’t enamored with this year crop of quarterbacks and there are indications he’s been talking to the New England Patriots about backup QB Ryan Mallet.
If the Browns can secure Mallet, they could move into the top 3 and grab their top rated pass-rusher.
Darin Gantt of Profootballtalk.com writes:
‘The thinking is that they want to get in front of the Eagles (fourth) and Lions (fifth) to get the pass-rusher they covet. And since Browns CEO Joe Banner has insight into the Eagles front office from his days there, he has a clear sense of what they need and what general manager Howie Roseman values.’