Armed with 13 picks, Browns ready for NFL draft
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns general manager Tom Heckert says the team is unanimous on the player they'll select with the No. 4 overall pick in next week's NFL draft.
Heckert wouldn't reveal the player's identity, but based on Cleveland's current needs, it's safe to assume the Browns are considering Alabama running back Trent Richardson and Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon. Heckert said the Browns, who had one of the league's worst offenses last season, need "guys who can score points." He described both players as "class guys."
Heckert has no hesitation about taking a running back so high despite a recent trend of teams waiting to select runners.
It's also possible the Browns could trade out of the pick. Cleveland also owns the No. 22 and No. 37 picks and 13 selections overall.