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Updating the Browns' 2018, 2019 draft picks after flurry of trades

The Browns made a flurry of moves to start the league year but were still able to hold on to their most coveted draft assets.

After making trades to acquire quarterback Tyrod Taylor, wide receiver Jarvis Landry and defensive back Demarious Randall, the Browns' total number of picks in the 2018 draft dropped from 12 to nine, but the team didn't part with any of its first five.

Cleveland moved around a bit in the later rounds after a trade with the Packers and added to its 2019 draft capital by trading defensive lineman Danny Shelton to New England in exchange for a future third-round pick. It also moved up 14 spots from the seventh round to late in the sixth by trading DB Jason McCourty to the Patriots on Thursday.

"Anytime you have five picks in the top 64, that's wonderful. Any personnel guy will tell you that. The challenge will be to hit on all of these players and get really good players," Browns general manager John Dorsey said. "I think you can really do a good job of building your team with these players. That's not saying we can't hit in the 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s. We're going to do our due diligence. It's the extra ammunition you have with five picks in the top 64, and understanding the draft with the way it's going to work itself out, I think we will get players."

Here's the new, updated lineup of Cleveland's nine draft picks in 2018. The Browns currently own all of their picks in the 2019 draft in addition to New England's third-rounder.

1st round: 1, 4 (from Houston)

2nd round: 33, 35 (from Houston), 64 (from Philadelphia)

3rd round: No picks

4th round: 114 (from Green Bay)

5th round: 150 (from Green Bay)

6th round: 175, 205 (from New England)

7th round: No picks

Picks the Browns traded:


3rd round: 65 (Taylor)

4th round: 101 (Randall), 123 (originally acquired from Carolina, part of Landry trade)

5th round: 138 (Randall), 159 (originally acquired from Kansas City, part of Shelton trade to NE)

7th round: 219 (McCourty)


7th round (Initially acquired from Pittsburgh, sent to Miami in Landry trade)

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