CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Browns selected defensive nose tackle Phil Taylor from Baylor as the 21st overall pick in the NFL Draft.
Browns running back Peyton Hillis, who was just voted onto the cover of EA Sports video game Madden NFL 12, announced the pick in New York City Thursday night.
At 6 foot 3, 334 pounds, Taylor spent two seasons playing for Penn State before going to Baylor. Taylor was voted second team all Big 2012 in 2010 and will probably serve as a replacement for Shaun Rogers, who was released earlier this year.
The Cleveland Browns traded their number six pick in the 2011 NFL Draft to the Atlanta Falcons, for the number 27th pick. The team then traded picks again with the Chiefs for the 21st pick.
In the trade with the Falcons, the Browns also got a second round and fourth round pick. Cleveland will also get Atlanta's first and fourth round picks in the 2012 draft.
Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones was still on the board before the trade was made. With 78 receptions and seven touchdowns in the 2010 season, Jones could have had a huge impact of the new Cleveland's West Coast offense.
A lot of Browns fans were pushing for the team to go after a big offensive player maker, like Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green. But he was taken off the board by Cincinnati with the fourth overall pick. Another much talked about player, LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson, was selected by the Cardinals at number five.
Auburn quarterback Cam Newton was the first overall pick in the 2011 draft, going to the Carolina Panthers.