BEREA--Browns Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown made a statement announcing the trade of draft choices with the Eagles.
“We are excited about owning 12 picks heading into this year’s draft and acquiring the high future picks in 2017 and 2018,” Brown said. “These picks will play a major role in building our team for long-term sustained success. We want to assemble a young nucleus of talented players and this trade positions us really well. There is a good depth of talent in the first round and we felt we could make a larger impact to our roster by adding more draft picks and that’s why we made the decision to trade down.”
The Browns now have 12 selections in the 2016 NFL draft, tied for the most of any team, including six of the top 100 picks.
Brown and Personnel Director Andrew Berry are scheduled to meet with the media on Friday to discuss the draft.