The latest speculation on the national level has the Browns falling out of love with Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson and in love with the idea of selecting a quarterback, with LSU's JaMarcus Russell being their top choice and Notre Dame's Brady Quinn second.
-- Cleveland Plain Dealerhttp://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/peter_king/03/18/overtime/3.html
1. I think a week from today there's a very good chance that one of the big stories in the NFL will be rampant speculation (now there's a change from everything in the world of pro football) that Cleveland wants to trade up from No. 3 to No. 1 to draft Russell. G.M. Phil Savage has known Russell since his freshman year in high school in Mobile, Ala., and loves the kid. I'm told that Savage has not been ordered by owner Randy Lerner to take a quarterback.
I still see the these 3 players going 1-2-3, CJ, JT & Russell, but in what order?
If the Browns trade up with Oakland and takes Russell, we all know that Oaklands penciled in for CJ..
Should we really consider leapfrogging the Radiers and trading with the Lions? If they want Joe Thomas, they will still land him at 4, theres no way Oakland would take Thomas at 3 if Calvin is gone. The resigned Barry Sims who won his LT job back and Gallery is moving back to RT, So I dont see the Raiders taking an OL in rd 1.. in rd 2 they will, but not here
So if the Browns trade up with Oakland, do we make a bold attempt to trade up with the Lions? Would you give up oir 2nd rd pick to move up 2 slots and get the best player in this draft? We still have Indy's 2nd and our early 3rd, we'll still come out with 3 players after our 3rd pick
Oakland and Cleveland cant throw a Rivers/Manning deal in this, whereas Raiders take Russell 1 and hope CJ falls to #3 and a trade is then made.
Regardless, JaMarcus Russell will go #1, if to the Raiders or Browns
We gotta get a way to move up to #2