The Cleveland Browns have multiple holes to fill in the 2013 draft. The team’s offseason transition to the 3-4 defense requires multiple picks on their defensive front seven.
Without a second-round pick, the Browns may also be looking to trade down from the No. 6 overall selection. The only problem is that there may or may not be a team willing to move up.
It all depends, really, on what happens before Cleveland is on the clock.
If offensive tackles Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher are both off of the board, teams like San Diego or Miami may be willing to trade up for OT Lane Johnson. Even then, there are no guarantees the Browns could find a willing trade partner.
To begin, we’ll take a look at the top 10 players the Browns will be choosing from in the 2013 draft.
Then, in descending order of need, we’ll break down a ranking for each position of need for the Browns. Cleveland may end up selecting a player outside of these need areas, but these are the positions that it should focus its efforts on.