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2012 NFL Draft Rumors: Jets Will Not Trade Up To Draft Trent Richardson, According To Report

NFL Draft day is upon us and the rumors and smokescreens are flying fast and furious. ESPN, which will broadcast tonight's first round, reported this morning that the Jets had 0.0 percent chance of trading up to take Trent Richardson. The Alabama running back has long been a target of the Browns, with the conventional mock draft predicting Tom Heckert would go with Richardson, who many feel is the third-best talent this year.

The Jets, however, were reportedly interested in moving up to take Richardson, either negotiating a deal with the Vikings at No. 3 or the Browns at No. 4. Richardson himself reported that the Jets had asked for his contact info and other reports indicated that GM Mike Tannebaum had him No. 1 overall on New York's draft board, ahead of Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. Those rumors are apparently dead, according to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio:

For more news, analysis, and discussion of the Browns 2012 draft, head over to Dawgs By Nature. For all your NFL Draft news and notes, check out SB Nation's NFL hub.

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