With the bar for the second-overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft allegedly set, reports are circulating which state that the Cleveland Browns have been showing “weird, uninterested signals” in any trade that would see a swap with the St. Louis Rams.
FOX Sports’ John Czarnecki, in a piece that hinges upon veteran quarterback Peyton Manning, states that Cleveland’s two first-round picks (Nos. 4 and 22) would not be enough to land the Browns in the second-overall spot where they would ultimately select Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. Two items of concern include Browns president Mike Holmgren being uneasy about a trade of this magnitude coupled with the team’s coaching staff being “confused” on what to do with a player of Griffin’s skill set.
It was reported earlier that the Washington Redskins were willing to trade four picks, including two first-rounders, to move up from sixth-overall to second.
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