Dec 8, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; A Cleveland Browns helmet sits on the sidelines during the fourth quarter of New England

2014 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns expected to select running back

Earlier in the season, the Cleveland Browns traded away former top five pick Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The team is now left without a top level running back in the backfield, so it comes as no surprise that they could be looking to add a back in next year’s draft.

Buried in a new piece from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Tom Reed says that he believes the Browns will target a running back at some point in the draft.

With two first-round picks, it could be interesting to see if the Browns would look to add a player like Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde with their second pick. Hyde would be a popular pick among the fan base, and it would add an impressive player in the backfield that will allow the team to have a well-rounded attack.

If they add a quarterback with their initial first-round pick, then they could have all of the keys in place for the future.

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  • Letterman007

    The big question is who would you take at the quarterback position? A lot of that answer would depend on their draft slot and who was still available, the problem is are they going to reach again just to get a QB? there are a lot of possibilities, but I hate to waste a pick to move up as they did for Richardson!!

  • William Plaster

    I hope that whomever is making the final decision in the draft knows more than previous persons responsible (or irresponsible) draft picks. It isn’t coincidence that players selected do not progress in the Browns’ organization. I find it very annoying that year after year, the Browns’ organization passes on good players who become great with other teams. Maybe this year will be different, but I am not willing to invest my mney on it yntil I see some positive results.