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Thursday, April 25, 2013
Hard to pin down what Browns will do

By Jamison Hensley

Based on all of the speculation in the last 12 hours, it's apparent that no one knows what the Cleveland Browns will do in this draft. Talk spans from the Browns taking West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith to trading most of their picks to move up for BYU pass-rusher Ezekiel Ansah.

This has been an intriguing half-day of varying scenarios for a Browns team that many had pegged at staying at No. 6 and selecting Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner.

Here's a recap of some of the reports, speculation and prediction surrounding the Browns:
What would I do if I were the Browns? I would sit at No. 6 to see if Jordan falls. If Jordan is gone, I would try to trade down, especially if San Diego (No. 11) or Miami (No. 12) wants to move up to get an offensive tackle. If there was no viable trade and Jordan is off the board, the logical pick is Milliner despite the concern over the past surgeries (LSU pass-rusher Barkevious Mingo is also reportedly high on the Browns' list). In the end, the Browns need a cornerback and Milliner is the top-rated one.