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2014 NFL Draft: Browns trade away their seventh-round pick

The Cleveland Browns have traded their seventh round pick to Baltimore Ravens for a 2015 sixth round pick.  This marks the end of the 2014 NFL Draft for the Cleveland Browns.  In total, the Browns selected six players in the draft.  In the first round, the Browns picked cornerback Justin Gilbert of Oklahoma State and quarterback Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M.  In the second round, they selected offensive lineman Joel Bitonio of Nevada.  The Browns then made two selections in the third with the picks of linebacker Christian Kirksey of Iowa and running back Terrance West of Towson.  With their last pick, the Browns selected cornerback Pierre Desir of Lindenwood.

The Browns filled many of their biggest needs with these picks.  But, the team still has more needs to address and so the they will turn their attention to the undrafted free agents.  Look for the Browns to be aggressive in this part of the process.  It was a very exciting 2014 NFL Draft for the Cleveland Browns.

  • Pat Leonard

    Can’t say I get this pick. What is the difference between a sixth and seventh round pick? Might as well take the bird in the hand. Oh well not like there are any starters to be had here I guess.

  • RGB

    2015…trade it for a 2016 5th rounder.
    2016…trade it for a 2017 4th rounder.
    2017…trade it for a 2018 3rd rounder.
    2018…trade it for a 2019 2nd rounder.

    Bannermetrics…errrr…Farmernomics!

  • davelb87

    Based on the way Farmer used his picks, it seems like he values 5-7th
    rounders more for their value in a trade-up scenario than for the actual
    player they can net. Considering how rare a success in the 7th round
    is, I cant say I disagree with that strategy. Whether you’re filling out your roster with 7s or UFAs, you’re looking a guys with the same likelihood of contributing in the short- or long-term.

    Trade a 7 for a future 6, then use that 6 next year in a trade to move up in an earlier round to get the player you really want and who can contribute.

  • MrCleaveland

    RGBmetrics!

  • BannBardi

    I don’t know if you’re joking RGB, but I can’t understand why this doesn’t happen more often. The present value of a 2020 1st rounder >>>> The present value of a 2014 7th rounder.

    I’m thrilled that Farmer agrees with Banner’s future draft pick valuations, which was probably his best trait.

  • BenRM

    This is what the patriots have been doing for years. I’m surprised more teams haven’t taken notice.