Aditi Kinkhabwala reports that the Browns have received more calls from teams looking to trade up to No. 8 overall on Wednesday.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Browns have been in discussions with teams about trades for the No. 8 overall pick.
- Rapoport adds that teams are looking to move up the board to select Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott.
There has actually been a lot of buzz about the Browns trading back again in round one, despite the fact that they’ve already traded down from No. 2 overall.
The Dolphins have been linked to Elliott for some time now, and have a clear need at running back, so a trade up can’t be ruled out.
Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reported last night that one situation worth keeping an eye on is the Browns trading back from No. 8 overall and possibly targeting Michigan State QB Connor Cook later on in the first round.
Meanwhile, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports mentioned that the Browns are open to trading out of the No. 8 overall pick and moving back into the teens for one of Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell or MSU OT Jack Conklin.
As of now, the Browns have 12 picks to work with in the 2016 draft, which is currently tied with the 49ers for the most selections. This includes six picks in the top 100 overall, so they could still put together a strong draft class in 2016, considering that it’s believed to be a fairly deep class.
For what it’s worth, we have the Browns trading with the Dolphins and Miami taking Elliott in our recently updated 2016 NFL Mock Draft.
We’ll have more regarding potential Browns’ trades as the news is available.