Browns take DT John Hughes in 3rd round

BEREA, Ohio - The Cleveland Browns have selected Cincinnati defensive tackle John Hughes in the third round of the NFL draft.

Instead of adding depth at wide receiver and passing on some possible targets for new quarterback Brandon Weeden earlier in the round, the Browns traded the No. 67 pick to Denver to drop 20 spots and get Hughes, a 6-foot-2, 309-pound run stopper. Cleveland also acquired pick No. 120 (fourth round) in the deal.

General manager Tom Heckert called Hughes "a big, tough, powerful guy."

Hughes was the first defensive player selected by the Browns, who still have seven picks to use.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments

More Draft News

Browns take ILB James-Michael Johnson in 4th round Browns take ILB James-Michael Johnson in 4th round

The Cleveland Browns have selected inside linebacker James-Michael Johnson from Nevada in the fourth round of the NFL draft.

Browns take WR Travis Benjamin in 4th round Browns take WR Travis Benjamin in 4th round

The Cleveland Browns have selected University of Miami wide receiver Travis Benjamin in the fourth round of the NFL draft.

Browns take DT John Hughes in 3rd round Browns take DT John Hughes in 3rd round

The Cleveland Browns have selected Cincinnati defensive tackle John Hughes in the third round of the NFL draft.

Some Cleveland Browns fans excited about future, new running back Trent Richardson Some Cleveland Browns fans excited about future, new running back Trent Richardson

Browns fans from all across Cleveland reacted to what happened in the 2012 NFL Draft Thursday night.

Browns select California OT Schwartz Browns select California OT Schwartz

One day after selecting running back Trent Richardson and quarterback Brandon Weeden, the Browns picked someone to block for their precious first-round picks.

LIST: Cleveland Browns 2012 NFL Draft selections LIST: Cleveland Browns 2012 NFL Draft selections

The Cleveland Browns made the offensive a priority during the first two rounds of the draft, but were clearly not impressed with any of the wide receivers available.

Newest Browns, Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden, bringing families to Cleveland Newest Browns, Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden, bringing families to Cleveland

The Browns top two picks in the 2012 NFL Draft won't be alone in Cleveland. They are both bringing their families to northeast Ohio.

Browns first-round draft picks Richardson, Weeden arrive in Berea Browns first-round draft picks Richardson, Weeden arrive in Berea

The Cleveland Browns top two draft picks, Alabama running back Trent Richardson and 28-year-old Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden, are at Browns headquarters in Berea.

With Bengals on clock, WR receives prank call With Bengals on clock, WR receives prank call

What appeared to a dream come true for Rutgers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu quickly turned into devastation.

Browns fans erupt with announcement of Trent Richardson pick Browns fans erupt with announcement of Trent Richardson pick

Cleveland Browns fans give the team's selection of running back Trent Richardson their vote of approval.