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2010 NFL Draft: Earl Thomas To Visit Browns, Will Cleveland Trade Down?

Old AccountSenior Writer IMarch 27, 2010

AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 07:  Safety Earl Thomas #12 of the Texas Longhorns practices before a game against the UCF Knights on November 7, 2009 at Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.  Texas won 35-3.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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With the 2010 NFL Draft less than a month away, the Cleveland Browns are a hot topic in this year's draft.

The Browns have the most draft picks to date as we near the draft, which brings a lot of surrounded rumors to this organization during the offseason.

In the first round, the Browns have been rumored to be interested in Sam Bradford, Eric Berry, and Joe Haden at the seventh overall selection.

However, another top prospect is coming into the mix, safety Earl Thomas.

According to James Walker of the AFC North blog, the second-best safety in this year's class will pay the Browns a visit from April 5-6.

What does this mean for Browns fans? A few options:

1. The Browns love Thomas enough to select him with the seventh overall section. Although unlikely, why should anybody be surprised anymore when it comes to draft selections? We saw what the Browns did in last year's draft, and if they are in love with Thomas enough, they could take him with their top selection.

2. The Browns trade down to select Thomas. Despite the number of picks Cleveland already has, it wouldn't hurt to add extra picks in the process while still getting Thomas if they deem so.

3. The Browns trade a combination of picks to earn a second first-round pick. If the Browns are interested in Thomas, but do not want to trade down, this could be another possibility. A combination of two or three draft picks may be enough for a team to trade out of the first round. The Browns can then fill the secondary and possibly another position.

Or I could just be making a big deal out of a simple visit, but as the draft approaches, we need to expect anything from here on out.

Matt Miselis is an NFL writer for BleacherReport.com. He will be covering the NFL Draft for the next month up and through draft weekend.

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