The 2015 NFL Draft is fast approaching, and there's plenty of buzz surrounding the Cleveland Browns and their two first-round picks (#12 & #19). Is there a trade in Cleveland's future? Who's the Browns' top target(s)? Check out the latest gossip in our Cleveland Browns Draft Rumors Roundup For Saturday 4/11.
Manziel For Bradford?
According to a source cited by our very own Mack Ferguson, there's some major intrigue surrounding 2014 first-round pick Johnny Manziel and new Eagles QB Sam Bradford:
According to a source very close to an agent involved in the trade talks, the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles have engaged in multiple discussions to send Browns QB Johnny Manziel, who is currently in rehab, and draft picks, to the Eagles in exchange for Eagles QB Sam Bradford, who was recently acquired via trade from the St. Louis Rams.
The Eagles reportedly want both Manziel and one of Cleveland's two first-rounders, and the Browns have been reluctant to part with such value to pick up the oft-injured Bradford just yet. But, stay tuned.
The Mariota Watch Continues
If the deal with the Eagles doesn't materialize, there's always Plan B (or 1B to be more precise) -- trading up for Oregon QB and 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota.
Per Mike Florio of NBC's Pro Football Talk, "after burning a first-round pick in 2012 on Brandon Weeden and a first-round pick in 2014 on Johnny Manziel, the Browns are truly interested in using their two first-round picks in 2015 to move up and get Marcus Mariota, per multiple league sources."
This will likely depend on how far Cleveland needs to climb to get Mariota and just how much it will cost them to do so. However, it's a very real possibility with the 2015 NFL Draft less than three weeks away.
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