Creativity is key when trying to put together a winning NFL draft. The general managers who stand pat with their spots in the draft and do not move around to get the guys they love always fall behind. The Cleveland Browns should take a page out of the New England Patriots’ playbook and be aggressive this year.
In the past, being aggressive has come back to bite the Browns. They traded up for running back Trent Richardson just two years ago, and he was such a colossal bust that he isn’t even with the team anymore.
All the way back in 2007, the Browns traded up in the first round to snag quarterback Brady Quinn. It turned out that he was not much more than a pretty face in the NFL. So obviously, being aggressive does not come without its risks.
Trading up or down to get the players you absolutely want while still maximizing the value of your picks is an art. Browns fans are hoping general manger Ray Farmer is more of a Vincent Van Gogh than a James Franco when it comes to his artistry.
Here are five moves that the Browns could try to pull off on draft day.