Cleveland Continues Trading Former First Round Picks, Deals LB Kamerion Wimbley

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IMarch 14, 2010

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 20:  Kamerion Wimbley #95 of the Cleveland Browns gets in defensive position during their NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 20, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Browns defeated the Chiefs 41-34. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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As if the breaking news of trading quarterback Brady Quinn were not enough, ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported that the Browns have sent linebacker Kamerion Wimbley to the Raiders for a third round pick.

Wimbley, a former first-round pick, never came into his full potential as a pass rushing linebacker once converted over from a defensive end in college.

After a solid rookie campaign where Wimbley had 11 sacks, he never even came close to that number since.

It is quite obvious that new Browns President Mike Holmgren does not think highly of former General Manager Phil Savage's ability to draft talent, since his former first rounders are dropping left and right now.

Obviously, Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas is not going anywhere, but Holmgren has blown up this roster now in the last week with the free agent signings, trades, and cuts.

Wimbley is a solid physical specimen, which Raiders owner Al Davis loves, so this trade does make sense for the Raiders.

Now the Browns have their third third-round pick in this April's draft and can easily make a power play to move up in the draft to pick Oklahoma's Sam Bradford, if they so choose, or they just have that many more picks to fill needs and load this team with future playmakers.

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The Browns currently hold 12 picks in this April's 2010 NFL Draft.