I don't want to trade down, but I have a feeling we may do so.
I can't say they will or won't trade down/back b/c they rarely do what I think is the obvious sensible thing at the time.
I may attempt to explain Why, they "should" not trade back "this" year and every year is different.
it starts with looking at the Browns team before the draft, are they completely void of NFL caliber players, therefore re@uiring that any and all players, even below average lower round drafted guys, later round picks would help by @uantity? No.
I mean, are we looking at a current Browns like the 2020 to 2022 Texans, or the Nineteen Ninety Nine to 2000 Browns expansion team? No.
Those teams Needed to trade down for more picks, even in the 2nd, in ninety nine they even had Darrin Chiaverini starting and it was described our Dbs were Cutch, Daylon Mccutcheon, and "don't know who", a safety, and don't know who, and dont' know who, for the five spots.
Well, in 2020 the Browns had about the most talent I've ever seen them have and I think that can be agreed on, and even today, I think one could agree the Browns have a player better than a random late round pick at many many positions, and
that would be a decent reason NOT to trade back for more less @uality selections
but to stay, or even trade UP for fewer but higher @uality selections.
Greedy Williams, AJ Green, Greg Newsome, even Martin Emerson at Corner, all better today, than what may have been, well for an example of a later round guy sheldrick Redwine, or even dude from the 6th round who got beat out last year but who had been a draft pick.
ok, offense, Even a M. Woods, and David Bell, and even Demetric Felton, whom they are not using right, would be =e@ual to what you might add after getting the extra pick by trading back or down.
Not to mention the OL, How, Haeg, and Forbes and Nick Harris, for goodness sakes Dawson ' why is he here' Deaton, and James Hudson,
all .. well one of, anyway, =E@ual to what they could expect from an additional late round selection.
how about DL. They don't need to trade back to draft ANOTHER Togiai, or Jordan Elliot. after all they just this week brought in 3 or 4 dudes who'd all be = to or better than they'd get in an additional pick by trading down.
No, it appears very obvious they should be aiming for TOP @uality, the BPA, best player available,
if, a group a GM front office group is afraid, or un@ualified, or unwilling to make a decision on who is the best, then they may take the easy way out by trading back,
EVEN WHEN it is glaringly obvious that it's not the right move in a given year.
Basically trading back would be sending the message that all of those plethora of players not only don't belong "already on your team"
but that they'd all never really be expected to do anything in the NFL anyway, any more than a rookie college late round pick.
therefore, it seems the sensible thing is for the Browns to draft a "good" player when they are on the clock,
but the Browns defy sensibility regularly. NO?
Especially when it is Berry and Depo pulling the levers, so, they'll probably trade back like ...