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Bills prompting Browns to trade up?

Posted by Chris Brown on April 19, 2017 – 3:51 pm

There has been a lot of talk the past week that the Bills have a lot of interest in North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky. The Browns, who are in dire need of a quarterback, but won’t take one with their top pick, reportedly have made overtures to the Jets, who have the sixth pick, to trade up from their second spot in round one at 12 to leap frog Buffalo.

That according to NFL draft site, WalterFootball.com. According to their report, sources say that the Browns and Jets are talking about a trade that would have the Browns moving up from the 12th pick to the Jets’ selection at No. 6 in order to take a quarterback with Trubisky the primary target. Here’s the rest of their report.

In order to move down, the Jets want the 33rd-overall pick (second round) and the selection at No. 108 (fourth round). Those are the first choices on the second and third days of the draft. Leading off those days of the draft, New York would have some highly coveted picks that could allow them to trade down again with a team that is desperate to land a player they didn’t think would make it to that spot.

Cleveland is trying to trade its second-round pick, No. 52 overall, and the first selection in the fifth round, No. 145. With the sixth pick, the Browns are believed to want Trubisky. Cleveland is concerned that the Jets or the Bills (at pick 10) would take Trubisky before Cleveland is on the clock at 12.

Even if Trubisky goes off the board earlier to the 49ers (2) or the Bears (3), the Browns may want to do the trade in order to land Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson before Buffalo is on the clock. 


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