Browns lead trade fest

By | March 9, 2018

Browns lead trade fest … NFL teams still can’t officially make trades until the start of the new football year next Wednesday, but a spate of trades were reportedly agreed upon today. In the biggest deal of the day, Cleveland acquired veteran QB Tyrod Taylor from Buffalo in exchange for the 65th pick at the upcoming draft. The acquisition is not expected to radically change the Browns’ plans for the 2018 draft where they are expected to select a QB with either the 1st or 4th picks overall with  Taylor expected to fill the role of a bridge quarterback until the young player is ready to takeover. A few minutes later, the Browns sent second-year QB DeShone Kiser to Green Bay in exchange for CB Damarious Randall. The teams also swapped their picks in both the 4th and 5th rounds. Presumably the Packers will get the 101st and 138th picks, while Cleveland will now select 114th and 150th in the 4th and 5th rounds respectively. Whoever ultimately wins the QB in Cleveland next fall will have a pretty good target to throw to after the Browns also acquired franchised WR Jarvis Landry. The Browns acquired Landry from Miami in exchange for what is being reported as the 123rd pick overall this year and a 7th rounder in 2019. Elsewhere, Philadelphia traded WR Torrey Smith to Carolina for CB Daryl Worley in a deal that reportedly doesn’t include draft picks. The trades will formally be certified on March 14th.