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Trade back with Cleveland could be a winning scenario



Two teams, two storied franchises and two cities starving for a winning combination to excite their fan base once again. The Browns have been muddied in bad choice after bad choice since returning to Cleveland and need to make some moves to get the ball rolling back in the right direction. Cleveland has amassed a few extra picks by dropping Richardson, a move initially thought to be foolish turned out to be smart after all. With the 4th pick the Browns selected their Quarterback of the future whether it be Bridgewater, Manziel, Carr or Bortles that QB needs more weapons surrounding him to really have a chance at being more successful that Brandon Weedon (which won't be too difficult). The Browns have their eye on Marquis Lee who's fallen to the Cowboys at 16 and with Baltimore licking their chops to take him at 17 Cleveland is willing to deal to get their guy. Entering the draft Cleveland has 10 picks to choose from and for once Jerry doesn't fold and gets value for it getting picks 28 (1st), 71 (3rd), 122 (4th). Cleveland gets their guy and Dallas adds more picks to fill out the roster making everybody happy, happy, happy!

1st rd - Kony Ealy (Missouri; DE) - Defensive line has to be the focus in this draft and grabbing Ealy in the 1st will get the team off to a great start. The 6'4 275lb DE will jump in right away and have an immediate impact on the defensive front.

2nd rd - Stephon Tuitt (Notre Dame DT) - At 6'6 305 Tuitt has the size and speed to create havoc in the interior line. Tuitt is stout in the run game as well and would give Hayden a run for his money at the starting 1-tech position.

3rd rd (Cle) - Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU WR) - Unless he's willing to take a large pay cut we have seen the last of Miles Austin in a cowboy uniform. Replacing him is the LSU product with great hands and speed to burn. Beckham gives Dallas another weapon who could turn a 5 yard play into a 50 yard touchdown making the offense dangerous.

3rd rd (Dal) - Anthony Johnson (LSU DT) - Dallas goes back to back LSU guys grabbing "The Freak" in the 3rd to compete for Jason Hatcher's departed spot. Johnson was considered a leader among the Tiger defense so hopefully he can translate that leadership quality and attitude to the front 7.

4th rd (Cle) - Tre Boston (N.Carolina CB/S) - Boston gives the boys the ability to kill two birds with one stone being able to play both corner and safety. Boston is a smart player on the back end and will snatch the INT if he gets his hands on it which is what we need at FS.

4th rd (Dal) - James Gayle (Va Tech DE) - Dallas double dips at DE grabbing the Hokie sack leader in 2013. Gayle brings an added element off the edge to force pressure on opposing QB's.

5th rd - Logan Thomas (Va Tech QB) - Dallas has been tip toeing around the QB of the future talks for some time now but with the back injuries to Romo it's time to consider the options. Thomas is a low risk, high reward pick because if he pans out with all the physical tools he has Dallas will be in good shape for the next decade. If not the 2015 draft will have plenty of talent at QB

7th rd - Spencer Long (Nebraska OG) - Long would be rated much higher if not for the knee injury but everyone else loss is our gain. Long will keep Bernie on his toes for the RG spot making the OL stronger.

7th rd - James Morris (Iowa LB) - Morris is a Mike backer who uses smarts and technique to make up for his lack of athleticism. Morris will contribute on special teams and back up Lee in the middle.

7th rd - Boseko Lokombo (Oregon LB) - The staff is going to give Carter one more shot to get it right so going into the season he will be the starter. This also gives them time to add a little weight to Lokombo's frame. The Oregon LB has the speed to play well in coverage but will need to bulk up to be an every down LB.

Dallas leaves the draft with a new look front 7. Not saying everyone will be a starter initially but it give cowboy fans hope the team is moving in the right direction to competing for a championship!

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