NFL Draft 2010: Is CB Kyle Wilson on the Cleveland Browns' Draft Day Radar Now?

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IApril 22, 2010

BOISE, ID - SEPTEMBER 3: Wide receiver Jeff Maehl #23 of the Oregon Ducks is dragged down by Kyle Wilson #1 of the Boise State Broncos in the fourth quarter of the game on September 3, 2009 at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won the game 19-8. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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The Cleveland Browns sit with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, and with so many options to choose from in terms of what to do with the pick, there still is no clear cut answer.

Many have been talking about how the Browns would love to trade out of the seventh spot, whether it's down a couple picks or down a bunch of slots in the first.

The issue is finding another team to make a deal with.

Everyone knows that the Browns covet Eric Berry, and either Earl Thomas or Joe Haden could also be their pick too, but with the sudden buzz surrounding Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson, do not be surprised if the Browns pick him at No. 7.

Writers from and are reporting that the Browns have more interest in Wilson than they do for Haden, which means that Wilson is obviously higher on the Browns' draft board rankings.

Other sources online have also said that they wouldn't be surprised if they saw Wilson get picked in the top ten.

Since the Browns were content to draft Haden only a month ago, do they now feel that Wilson is a better pick at No. 7?

Or does this mean that the Browns are trading down to specifically target Wilson in a later pick?


Wilson is considered more of a pure lock-down cornerback than Haden by other experts in the field, plus Wilson can return punts and kicks too.

Haden did not return any kicks or punts at Florida.

Kick returns are out of the question with Josh Cribbs manning that title. But a few weeks back, it was reported that the coaching staff tested Ole Miss running back Dexter McCluster on his punt returning capabilities.

Cribbs is obviously much more successful in returning kicks since he is the NFL's All-Time kickoff return for touchdowns record holder, but his impact returning punts would be the lesser of the two.

Also, if the Browns plan on using Cribbs more on offense, then bringing in a player like Wilson who can return punts is smart to keep Cribbs fresh and healthy.

Wilson is an intriguing prospect and if he is the pick, then don't be surprised to see Sheldon Brown, who was acquired from the Eagles in a trade earlier in April to make a switch to free safety.

Anything is possible on draft weekend, and finally all the specualtion as to who will be wearing the orange and brown will be coming to a close.