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GM John Dorsey open to NFL Draft day trades: 'My phone is still on'

Browns general manager John Dorsey remains open to trading his team's top picks in next week's NFL Draft. 

"My phone is still on, the power is still on," Dorsey said Thursday in a news conference previewing the draft. "We're going to do what is best for this organization regardless."

Cleveland, owners of the first and fourth overall picks, are expected to land two potential impact players, including a franchise quarterback of the future following years of instability at the position.

But Dorsey, hired in December to lead the team's front office, also won't rule out dealing those selections if it's in the team's best interest.

"Let's say you do trade out, and then you have to weigh the value of the player versus the trade, so you have to play those two options, too," he said. "But at the end of the day, you are going to do what is best for the organization." 

With three picks -- including No. 33 and No. 35 -- in the second round, Dorsey added he's also open to trading back into the first round depending on the situation. "If I felt that I could go up and get a player that would help this team, I would package it up and move and go get that player," he said. "Again, I keep telling you, I'm going to keep my options wide open, and determine the player versus the trade options." 

Possible top picks for the Browns include a group of five quarterbacks — USC's Sam Darnold, UCLA's Josh Rosen, Wyoming's Josh Allen, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Louisville's Lamar Jackson — Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, N.C. State edge rusher Bradley Chubb, Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson and Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward.

The draft, which will be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, is set to begin April 26.

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