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NFL Draft 2012: Browns Not Moving Up, Won't Trade Down Beyond No. 8

While the Cleveland Browns are listening to offers for the No. 4 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, they're not necessarily actively looking to move out of the spot. The NFL owner's meetings are underway, and from it comes plenty of quotes from coaches, general managers and, of course, owners. As noted, there's some potential interest for other teams to move into the Browns' spot, but they're not making it a priority to move down.

Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer had some quotes from general manager Tom Heckert from the meetings, in which Heckert sheds some light on their plans at the pick. One Tweet confirms that they're not likely to move at all, but also notes that the team isn't likely to move past the No. 8 overall pick, narrowing the list of suitors to Tampa Bay, St. Louis, Jacksonville or Miami. The latter is a team that could be considered quarterback-needy and thus willing to trade up, so who knows?

On top of all of that is the fact that the Browns aren't likely to trade up with the Minnesota Vikings, to the No. 3 overall pick, also via Twitter:

That last sentence is a good indication of what it's like to pick in the top five ... in so many words, it's a chance to get one of the five best players in the country. If you're satisfied with five different players, then you're guaranteed to get at least one of them.

It'd be hard to see a team jumping ahead of Cleveland to take somebody by trading with Minnesota anyway, so it makes sense to stay put or move down for the Browns. This is true especially if they're going after a wide receiver, which remains a possibility given the team's pursuit of wide receivers in free agency. Either way, it is, after all, tough to screw up picking at No. 4.

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