Those of you with your heart set on Brandon Weeden had better hope Scott Pioli is prepared to trade around.
According to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network, the Browns want Weeden, not Ryan Tannehill.
Cleveland holds the fourth and 22nd picks in the first round. According to La Canfora, the Browns would love to nab Weeden with their second round pick, which is #37 overall. If the Browns could make it happen, they could potentially come away with Trent Richardson, a first round receiver such as Michael Floyd and their franchise QB.
Still, if other teams are high on Weeden then they’ll likely be targeting Cleveland as the team to jump in the second round. If Weeden doesn’t go in the first tonight, teams will have time to work out a deal to get ahead of Cleveland tomorrow night if they want to guarantee landing Weeden. As a counter, the Browns could decide to trade back into the first round to snag Weeden tonight.
If the Chiefs truly are interested in Weeden, they might need to consider spending their first round pick on him. The smart way to do that would be to trade back as far as they can, preferably into the late 20s, picking up picks along the way.
What do you Weeden fans think? Should the Chiefs try to get him in the first or trade up in the second round to leap the Browns?
For the Chiefs to move from their second round pick #44 overall (worth 460 points) to the pick ahead of Cleveland, they’d need to move to #36, which is worth 540 points, they’d need to come up with about 80 points or the equivalent of a 4th round pick.
Would you give up a 4th rounder to grab Weeden in the second? What if the Chiefs gained extra picks by moving back in the first?