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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