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 Heckert in the days leading up to the draft was to make sure he didn't lose Richardson once the team decided he was their guy.
"My conversations with Pat (Shurmur) and Tom in particular were, 'If you even think someone is going to hop over there, if you even think someone is going to jump us, then what are we going to do to prevent that happening,'" Holmgren said.
The Browns could have waited to see if Weeden was available in the second round. They decided not to -- especially once wide receiver Kendall Wright went to Tennessee.
"We said, 'Let's not run the risk,'" Holmgren said.
-- Holmgren said he ...