Friday new Browns GM John Dorsey went for broke, dealing some of their draft haul and their recent 2nd round pick quarterback to acquire a lot of players. And Hue Jackson’s winless squad is now stockpiling talent. Here’s what went down today.
First up, they sent two draft picks to Miami to acquire recently franchise tagged wide receiver, Jarvis Landry. The picks they sent were a 4th round pick in 2018 and a 7th rounder in 2019.
Their vacancy at QB was filled quickly when the Browns traded a third round pick to the Bills to acquire Tyrod Taylor. They are said to have beaten out offers from the Broncos and Cardinals to get Taylor.
Taylor is an upgrade over Kizer in Cleveland and Kizer is an upgrade over Brett Hundley in Green Bay. But it doesn’t necessarily mean the Browns are set at QB. It could just give them some insurance in the draft in case they don’t want to draft a QB with their top pick and the guy they want isn’t there when they pick again at 4 overall.
And even after all of this, the Browns are only out a third and fourth round pick in this draft. They still have ten picks in this draft 1 and 4 overall, three picks in the 2nd round, three picks in the 4th and 5th (which ones depend on the details of the Randall trade), and picks in the 6th and 7th rounds.
They also still have a whole lotta cap room to sign some big name free agents. And adding the talent they have could make joining their team a bit more enticing for them.