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4. RB Trent Richardson B+I would have given the Browns an A for taking Richardson at 4 because he was the 4th rated player on my board, but I’m giving them a B+ for moving up to 3 and taking him for two reasons. For one, I don’t think they needed to move up to get him. I think Minnesota was bluffing. Kalil was their guy and they didn’t want to move any further down than 4. Two, even if they were, the Browns wouldn’t have been much worse off at all settling for Blackmon at 4. In fact, they could have taken Kalil at 4. He would have been a great bookend for Joe Thomas.22. QB Brandon Weeden DI have made it really clear I don’t like Brandon Weeden. I think he’s a 28 year old developmental prospect. I would have had a 2nd round grade on him, similar to Ryan Tannehill and Brock Osweiler, had he been 22, but given his age I basically made him untouchable on my board. I like the fit in Cleveland even less. He made sense to a team that is competitive and ready to win now. Cleveland is more l...
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It has certainly been far less of a talking point for Browns fans, but the compensation used to move from four to three certainly could have been used elsewhere in the 2012 draft had it not been used to grab Trent Richardson. It is possible that those picks could have been used in the pursuit of Kendall Wright or one of the other receivers in a first round trade-up scenario. Alas...
We’ve all weighed in on any number of details with regard to the draft this weekend and today, but I do have a few more things I wanted to discuss. None of these things are sourced, but these are the conclusions I am left with after draft day.
Colt McCoy will not get a fair shot to win the QB job this year. I’m not even saying he should get a “fair shot” either because the...
The Cleveland Browns made it clear that they wanted to go in a different direction when the team drafted quarterback Brandon Weeden in the 2012 NFL Draft, this past week. Now, it appears that the Browns would rather have Weeden start the 2012-2013 NFL season as their quarterback instead of Colt McCoy.According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Pat Shurmur, head coach of the Cleveland...
It's been a busy weekend for me, so haven't gotten to put down all my thoughts about the Browns draft (happy, confused, happy again, confounded, satisfied), but it's really good to see the heart of the Browns #3 pick, Trent Richardson. Less than two weeks before the draft, Richardson brought a leukemia patient, 17-year-old Courtney Alvis of Hueytown, Alabama, to her...
The Cleveland Browns traded up to the No. 3 spot in the NFL Draft to secure running back Trent Richardson.
Richardson has stud potential as a fantasy back, and potentially right away. Should be the No. 1 pick in keeper drafts and an enticing selection as a higher-end No. 2 running back in standard drafts as well. Cleveland gets a major boost after averaging a mere 3...
@rodofdisaster is the author of our in-season “Xs and Os with the Bros” feature. Here he is with a pick-by-pick review of the 2012 Browns draft. Enjoy.
Trent Richardson, RB Alabama (#3 overall):
When you’re drafting #4 overall, you need impact players. This is an impact player. I like him better than a receiver here as he’ll touch the ball more often and help both the running...
With the dust following the 2012 NFL Draft having settled, Cleveland Browns tickets on StubHub — one of the world’s most popular secondary ticket markets — have seen sales improve by 119 percent, the second-largest jump in the National Football League.
From CNBC’s Darren Rovell, the Browns have seen their sales improve dramatically following the additions of Alabama running...
As I get further and further along in my life as an NFL fan and critic, the letter grade thing the day after the draft starts to irk me a little bit. So, instead of just doing letter grades, I tried to put some questions together that are hopefully a little more nuanced. In the end, nobody knows if any of the players from this draft will actually work out. All you can grade on is...
The Cleveland Browns traded up to land the 2012 NFL Drafts number one rated running back in Trent Richardson.
Richardson has been hailed as the best running back prospect since Adrian Peterson and will become an immediate star in both real and virtual gridiron.
His dynasty league prospects are through the roof as he is arguably a top-5 back and may actually be the first running back...
Browns quarterback Colt McCoy plans to fight for his starting job.
Although rookie Brandon Weeden, who was drafted by Cleveland in the first round, is expected to start this season, McCoy said the Browns have told him he will have a chance to compete and ''if it's a fair competition, that's all you can ask for.''
McCoy spoke with reporters after the Browns...
Refuting all speculation and baseless reports to the contrary, Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said that he urged the team’s general manager to pull the trigger on the deal which ultimately netted the duo a brand new running back in Alabama’s Trent Richardson.
Sensing that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (among others) were considering a move that would leapfrog the Browns...
Who better to get the inside info on the Browns’ new draft class than the bloggers that followed them in college? We asked Kyle Porter of Pistols Firing to answer some questions about Brandon Weeden. Kyle claims Ubaldo Jimenez as his favorite current Cleveland athlete “his split-finger is a work of art” and will be burning his Nike “Witness” shirt in favor of a Mohamed...
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The Browns went into the draft with the mission of reshaping their offense and that is exactly what they did by taking running back Trent Richardson third, quarterback Brandon Weeden 22nd, right tackle Mitchell Schwartz 37th and wide receiver Travis Benjamin 100th overall with their fifth pick of the draft.
Coach Pat Shurmur will be disappointed if the first three picks don'...
Perhaps the 2012 draft was about the Cleveland Browns making sure they did not miss out an opportunities.
Team president Mike Holmgren said he urged General Manager Tom Heckert to trade up for Trent Richardson, and he added the Browns were not willing to take a chance on missing Brandon Weeden when they picked 22nd.
Regarding Richardson, Holmgren said the one bit of advice he gave...