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.

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