The Browns are poised to be active when the NFL Draft heads to Cleveland.
After making seven picks and two trades during the 2020 NFL Draft, the Browns currently hold 10 picks for the 2021 edition.
That total was at nine before the weekend. Cleveland increased it to double digits Friday when it moved back 14 spots in the third round, going from No. 74 to No. 88, in exchange for a 2021 third-round pick from the Saints. The Browns also parted with a 2020 seventh-round pick (No. 244) in the transaction.
The trade was the second of two Cleveland made during the draft, both of which saw the Browns moving back in exchange for more assets. The Browns traded back in the second round from No. 41 to No. 44 with the Colts in exchange for a 2020 fifth-round pick that was ultimately used on Washington C Nick Harris. The Browns picked LSU S Grant Delpit at No. 44 and Missouri DT Jordan Elliott at No. 88.
"We were fortunate that we had a number of players or targeted guys that we were able to trade down a few spots and still able acquire them while picking up extra draft capital," Browns EVP of Football Operations and GM Andrew Berry said Saturday.
Here's where the Browns' 2021 picks currently stand:
- The Browns own their picks in Rounds 1-6. Their 7th-round pick was sent to the Broncos in the trade for FB Andy Janovich.
- 3rd-round pick from Saints (Day 2 trade)
- 4th-round pick from Eagles (Genard Avery trade)
- 5th-round pick from Rams (Austin Corbett trade)
- 7th-round pick from Bills (Wyatt Teller trade)