BEREA - The Browns went in to the last day of Saturday's NFL Draft with five picks and the fans hopes they would pull off a few surprises, it didn't happen. The Browns spent the first few hours of the day trading away late picks, beggining with their first pick of the day in the fourth round (No.111 overall) to their division rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers for a third round pick in 2014.
The Browns followed suit by trading their next pick in fifth round (No.139 overall) to Indianapolis for a future fourth rounder in 2014. The trade the Browns made with the Steelers was the first between the teams since 1968. The trades obviously signaling that Browns CEO Joe Banner and Team President Michael Lombardi felt future picks were worth more then the players that remained in the final rounds.
In the sixth round, the Browns would finally make their first pick of the day selecting Notre Dame Safety Jamoris Slaughter. The 5-11, 185 pound Slaughter is coming off a year were he missed most of the season with a ruptured achilles tendon. Slaughter is thought to be a speedy, tough back who also came down and played linebacker at times for the Irish.
in the seventh round today with the teams final two picks, the Browns chose Armonty Bryant a 6-4, 260 pound defensive end from Eastern Central. Bryant only played in eight games as a senior, as he was suspended after being arrested for selling marijuana to an undercover police officer. He still managed to total 54 tackles (17.5 for loss), 10.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, and two blocked kicks.
The Browns used their final pick of the draft (No.227 overall on Garrett Gilkey a 6-6 318 pound Offensive Tackle from Chardon St.Gilkey started every game of the 2012 season