Browns' recent moves make strong indication towards 1st overall pick in draft

Oscar Cross
March 13, 2018

The rapid-fire succession of moves left some teams shocked. The Browns will benefit from having far more cap space than any team in the NFL. But the organization has at least put itself in a position to surround him, and/or whoever comes next, with the most talent at the skill positions that we have seen in Cleveland in a long time.

New Orleans Saints backup quarterback Chase Daniel, who spent three seasons as the Kansas City Chiefs' backup while Dorsey was their GM, or the Miami Dolphins' Matt Moore are among the veteran backup quarterbacks who'll be available.

Then, the Browns dealt the 65th pick in this year's draft to the Buffalo Bills for starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor. The reigning AFC Champions will receive defensive tackle Danny Shelton and the Browns receive a conditional draft pick.

Taylor is 22-21 as a starter, including 0-1 in the postseason after leading the Bills this past season to their first playoff appearance since 1999.

As ESPN's Adam Schefter said on Twitter Friday, a full five days before trades can become official and 2018 free agency begins, the Packers have informed Randall, who intercepted a career-high four passes in 2017, that he's been traded to Cleveland.

Or the Browns front office believe Taylor is the guy to turn the team around with Barkley. A rookie last season, Kizer was arguably the worst quarterback in the National Football League as he completed just 53% of his passes while throwing a whopping 22 interceptions.

Landry is as good as they get.

Over the past three seasons, Taylor has thrown for 51 touchdowns and 17 interceptions and rushed for 1,575 yards and 14 touchdowns in 43 starts. While the Browns already have Josh Gordon, Corey Coleman, David Njoku, Seth DeValve and a big receiving threat out of the backfield in Duke Johnson Jr, adding Landry to that mix only makes the Browns better.

The Dolphins used their franchise tag on Landry last month, and he signed the one-year contract worth $15.982 million guaranteed on Thursday, paving the path for a trade.

The 24-year-old has topped 1,000 yards in each of his four pro seasons.

"Y'all better understand (stuff) about to get SERIOUS".

That, of course, is the bad news about the Cleveland Browns.

After one hard season, the Browns threw DeShone Kizer away.

Thomas, who hosts UNINTERRUPTED's ThomaHawk Show podcast with former Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins, released what they called their first "Emergency" podcast after the Browns made 4 trades in the span of a bout 18 hours Friday and Saturday.

Dorsey also took care of defensive coordinator Gregg Williams by acquiring Randall, a former first-round pick who was inactive for the Packers' final two games last season with a knee injury.

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