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2011 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Make Deal With Atlanta Falcons For Sixth Pick

The Atlanta Falcons feel they are a Super Bowl team. The Cleveland Browns are trying to get there. Keep those two thinngs in mind when looking at the trade the two teams pulled off for the 6th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Browns, having missed out on the top-5 players in the draft, accepted a deal from the Atlanta Falcons that gives them plenty of flexibility and plenty of firepower - this year and in years to come.

Cleveland gave up the sixth overall pick in the draft and will receive a total of five picks in the 2011 and 2012 draft. Quite the haul for a team continuing to rebuild.

Atlanta will send the Browns their 1st Round pick(27th overall), their 2nd round pick(59th overall) and their 4th round pick(124th overall) in the 2011 draft as well as their 1st and 4th round picks in the 2012 draft. For their effort, the Falcons were able to select Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones, a player the Falcons feel will put them over the top.

A summary of the trade:


6th Overall Pick


27th Overall Pick

2nd Round PIck(59)

4th Round Pick(124)

2012 1st Round and 4th Round Pick

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.