CLEVELAND - It's officially draft week in the National Football League, and the Cleveland Browns will be very busy as they look to improve their roster and return the franchise to prominence.
The draft begins on Thursday night in primetime. The Browns will have two picks, the fourth and 22nd, in the first round. What will the Browns do with those selections?
Numerous mock drafts have the Browns taking Alabama running back Trent Richardson with the fourth pick. Other options include Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon and Texas A &M quarterback Ryan Tannehill. It's possible that the Browns could trade out of the fourth spot and collect more picks.
As for the 22nd pick, the Browns could select a wide receiver like Baylor's Kendall Wright or Georgia Tech's Stephen Hill. The Browns could also look at an offensive lineman, in particular a right tackle like Mike Adams out of Ohio State. Perhaps, if they feel a quarterback like Brandon Weeden from Oklahoma State won't be available when they pick in the second round at number 37, the Browns could use the 22nd pick on Weeden as well. The Browns could also use this pick in an effort to trade up if a player like Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd remains available.
It's going to a crazy week full of speculation and rumors up until the draft gets underway Thursday night from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
WTAM 1100 Browns beat reporter Andre Knott shared some insight as to what Browns president Mike Holmgren and general manager Tom Heckert might do this weekend on the April 22 edition of the Ford Sports Sunday.
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