Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns 2009 NFL Draft Moves

SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 07:  Head coach Eric Mangini of the New York Jets looks on the field against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL game on December 7, 2008 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Casey PalumboContributor IMarch 27, 2009

What should the Browns do with the No. 5 pick? If they are committed to rebuilding, and thats what it definitely looks like, then trade the No. 5 and move down. There are teams that are looking to move up, and the Browns should not draft in this position when there are more holes than they have picks.

Next move is to trade Braylon Edwards. As much as I hate to say it (even if the Browns keep him), he will be gone after his contract is up at the end of the 2009 season. They need to get whatever value they can for him.

If it is a second round pick, grab it now before he goes free. He has made it known that Cleveland fans do not like him because he is from the state "up north", and it probably does have some truth. Move him before you lose him!

When they trade the No. 5, they will address the defense—especially the need to look at linebacker and defensive back. The Browns have so many holes in the secondary and at the linebacker position that they need to address them with the compensation from trading Braylon.

Getting USC LB Clay Matthews Jr. would be great for the Browns. His father was a beloved player in this city. What would give the fans more hope than seeing one of their past Dawg Pound greats like Clay Mathews' son playing his old position, and possibly dominating like the good ol' No. 57?

The Browns need a safety to replace Sean Jones, and a cornerback to move Brandon McDonald to cover the slot. All the pickups they have had are all glorified backups, and should only be used if someone gets hurt.

The 50th pick overall needs to be a wide receiver. If the Browns trade Braylon to Philly for Reggie Brown and a draft pick or two, they need to grab another wide receiver.

Look for the Browns to take Hakeem Nicks from North Carolina. Nicks can be a great No. 2 WR in the NFL. The other option is Pat White. Like Josh Cribbs, White was a very mobile quarterback in college. If they do draft him, though, they may have two of the same player, with him and Josh Cribbs.

With the 36th pick, look for the Browns to address the running back position. There are a lot of rumors right now that the Browns are looking to take Donald Brown from Connecticut. My opinion—stay away!

Brown reminds me of Jerome Harrison when he came out of college. What has he done for the Cleveland Browns?

Look for the Browns to take LeSean McCoy from Pittsburgh. Even though he had a poor pro day, he is the change-of-pace back that the Browns really need.

This is my first post—I hope all of you enjoyed reading and comment. I feel I can contribute regularly to this site.

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