At least, the Browns overpaid according to the draft chart that NFL teams use as a rough approximation of the value of picks when trying to decide what makes for a fair trade. The Chiefs’ official web site notes that of the 18 trades made featuring only 2011 draft picks, the one with the greatest point differential, according to the chart, was that Chiefs-Browns trade, in which Cleveland shipped its third-round pick (No. 70 overall) to Kansas City in order to move up six spots in the first round and select defensive tackle Phil Taylor.
Looks like Pioli got one of the best trade down deals in the 2011 NFL Draft. If the Justin Houston pick pans out, this will go down as a key move for the franchise.