For a team that wins as infrequently as the Browns, they sure do keep people talking. They twice traded out of the range of eight players whom were generally considered the true blue-chip prospects to take a receiver who some teams did not have a first-round grade on.
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.