Cleveland Browns Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown was asked at the Senior Bowl this week if his team might trade up for a quarterback in this year’s NFL Draft.
“Go up? That would be shocking,” Brown, who has final say over the roster, told cleveland.com Tuesday. “I think we’re happy where we are at the No. 2 pick. If anything, we’d probably move back.”
For the fourth time in five years the Browns will have two selections within the first 32 picks. But unfortunately Cleveland missed on many of those picks.
“Hopefully the results will be better,” Brown said.
Brown believes they can get a very good player with the second pick.
“We’re not going to stretch beyond where we want to be in terms of finding the right player at the right value,” said Brown. “There are a number of players that we feel like are going to be at the top of the draft that can impact our team and help us win and different teams value different players differently. That’s some of the surprise and magic of draft day as opportunities present themselves, so we’ll look at all of them.
“We’ll have discussions I’m sure with a number of teams that will be interested in players at those top two slots and determine what puts us in the best position for 2016 and beyond.”
Brown also made it clear that they don’t prefer to trade back either.
“Again, it’s too early in the process for us but we are open and want to consider all of our options,” he said. “We’re probably open to everything. We’ll see. The second pick will afford us a lot of options that could mean moving back, it could mean staying put to select a player. We’ll go with what we feel like gives us the right value.”