On day three of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns elected to trade their fourth and fifth round picks. It was a move that the Browns war room felt it could make as the franchise didn’t see anyone worth taking. A move that some may believe isn’t good or a smart one.
During the fourth round, Cleveland traded with their division rival the Pittsburgh Steelers for a third round pick in 2014. When the fifth round came that selection got moved to the Indianapolis Colts for a fourth rounder in next year’s draft.
If no player was to their liking in either of those two rounds, how bad is it to move up next year? The move makes perfect sense for the Browns.
This isn’t to say that Cleveland is throwing in the white flag for 2013, though some may think that’s the case. Simply put-the players selected in the other rounds were better fits.
With the their schedule strength, new additions, new aggressive look on both offense and defense, and new coaching staff, good things are about to happen in the near future. At the moment the team isn’t going to win the Super Bowl, yet the Browns are not a team to fall asleep on.
Of the five selections in 2013, three have the abilty to start. More importantly in a year from now, the Browns can continue to build the roster with the added picks.
Ryan Ruiz is the Cleveland Browns Beat Writer for The Inscriber. You can follow him on Twitter @ryanpruiz24.