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NFL Draft Rumors: Browns Could Trade Down If Events Play Out Just So, According To Report

The Cleveland Browns could trade down from the No. 4 pick in the NFL Draft, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer.

It's worth noting, though, that a series of dominoes would first have to tumble. And moreover, that one of those dominoes is, at present, merely a rumor.

Let the conjecture begin.

Charlie Casserly of NFL Network and CBS Sports reported Wednesday that the Buffalo Bills are enamored with USC offensive lineman Matt Kalil. So much so, in fact, that they might be willing to trade their second-round pick with the Minnesota Vikings, who own the No. 3 pick.

Now, the "if" game:

If the Bills knock on the Vikings' door at No. 3 and find that Minnesota has already struck a deal for a team wishing to draft Trent Richardson, they could reach out to the Browns at No. 4....

Would Browns GM Tom Heckert be up for moving back? If [sic] depends on who's available when the Browns are on the clock. They'll likely draft either Justin Blackmon or Richardson if they stay at No. 4, but they're open to dealing. At No. 10, they could most likely land Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd, who's not rated much below Blackmon on many teams' boards. Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill could also be an option.

A lot of things would have to fall just right. But Draft time means guessing.

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