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Browns trade down from No. 44 with the Texans, pick up 68, 108, and 124

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Browns and the Texans are nonetheless wheeling and working, even after their blockbuster business for Deshaun Watson wherein the Browns despatched six alternatives to Houston — together with 3 first rounders.

On Day 2 of the Draft, the Browns traded their No. 44 total select — their most sensible variety on this draft after the Watson business — to the Texans for No. 68 within the 3rd around, and Nos. 108 and 124 within the fourth around.

It intended the Browns didn’t have both a primary or second-round select on this draft, marking the second one time in Browns historical past it’s took place. 2008 was once the primary. The business got here two alternatives after former Browns group of workers exec Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, now GM of the Vikings, traded up with the Colts at No. 42 to draft Clemson cornerback Andrew Sales space Jr.

The Browns had their eye on Sales space, and can have made up our minds to business out of the select when he was once long gone. The Texans used the Browns’ former No. 44 on receiver John Metchie III from Alabama. The Browns additionally appreciated Metchie, however clearly now not sufficient to take him at 44 and cross at the additional alternatives. Additionally they did numerous paintings on Washington cornerback Kyler Gordon, who went to the Bears at No. 39.

In transferring out of the select, the Browns handed on Georgia receiver George Pickens, who had personality issues and in the long run went to the Steelers at No. 52, the place he’ll pair with their new quarterback Kenny Pickett. The Browns additionally handed on receivers equivalent to Western Michigan’s Skyy Moore (Chiefs, No. 54, Purdue’s David Bell and Cincinnati’s Alec Pierce (Colts, No. 53).

The Browns additionally traded clear of edge-rushers equivalent to Nik Bonnito of Oklahoma and Drake Jackson of USC.

The business provides the Browns select 68, 78, and 99 on Friday, and 6 alternatives on Day 3 of the draft Saturday: 108, 118, 124 within the fourth, 202 within the 6th, 223 and 246 within the 7th. Their best unique select on Day 3 is 118.

Within the two trades with Houston, the Browns are actually down best 3 alternatives as a substitute of 5.

They may now bundle a few of their alternatives to business up, or possibly come with some within the Baker Mayfield business talks with the Panthers, which persisted on Friday.

Cleveland.com reported on Friday afternoon that the Panthers have been nonetheless pursuing Mayfield, and nonetheless seeking to resolve if it was once the proper transfer. With lots of the quarterbacks nonetheless at the board as the second one around wound down, the Panthers have been additionally most probably considering mountain climbing again as much as draft one.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler additionally reported all over the second one around that some within the Panthers group are “merely now not bought’’ on Mayfield. One that didn’t like him popping out within the draft is new Panthers offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, however his opinion can have modified some all over Mayfield’s up and down 4 seasons.

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