In the 2013 draft, the Cleveland Browns made one thing perfectly clear: They're planning for the future.
The hints haven't been subtle. Owner Jimmy Haslam hasn't been shy about letting people know the Browns won't be going 13-3 this upcoming season. (ESPN Cleveland)
He's said it will take at least one more good draft and free agency period until the team is in contention.
"If we do that, we'll be able to compete in our division," he said earlier this month. (The News-Herald)
Browns CEO Joe Banner has said the team won't fill all of its needs this year (ESPN Cleveland), and he's said that about the draft and free agency, leaving plenty of cap space for another round of free agency action next year. (ClevelandBrowns.com)
The draft tips every team's hand somewhat, so by letting scouts go after the draft and limiting their input in the days leading up to the draft, combined with the team's minimal participation in the 2013 draft, the Browns' plan looks to be mostly setting up for next year and beyond. (ESPN Cleveland)
With all that in mind, let's take a look at what fans can expect the players they did select to contribute.