The doubters were out in full force today criticizing the Browns decision to trade out of the top-2 picks and away from a potential franchise quarterback. But this transaction was a wise move by Cleveland. Let's address the doubters.
Trading back is near curse-word status in Cleveland. The Oh Fudge (Christmas Story) feeling resurfaced for the Browns, who hope to sidestep memories of botched draft deals passed with their latest, unproven hierarchy following the path of analytics.
NFLDraftScout.com debuts its first Top 1,000 prospect rankings for the 2016 NFL Draft, and an intriguing mix of talented quarterbacks could lead to an historic run at the position -- even if one isn't selected No. 1 overall.