What a day for the Cleveland Browns. GM John Dorsey decided to pull a Koby Altman and made three trades in a matter of a couple hours. He made major trades for big names like WR Jarvis Landry and QB Tyrod Taylor. Giving up very little, only three total picks. A fourth and a seventh for Jarvis and a third for Tyrod. We get a dangerous slot receiver who’s entering the prime of his young career and a veteran quarterback who can be a bridge to the QB we decide to draft. All that being said, the most intriguing move John Dorsey made today was trading for cornerback, Damarious Randall.
Damarious was the Packers first-round pick in 2015, 30th overall, and was becoming a star player at a position that the Packers had been struggling to keep healthy. In three years with the Packers, he’s racked up 10 interceptions, 144 tackles, 32 pass defenses and two touchdowns. He’s a promising young star who could really help solidify the Browns defense.
Yeah, another interesting aspect of the trade is what we gave up. We traded away our starting quarterback. Deshone Kizer had a rough year. He got thrown into the league a little too early. Hue Jackson wanted to see what he had and it didn’t go well. However, he was still a young quarterback who has a ton of upside. Obviously, it wasn’t going to work out in Cleveland, but Green Bay might be perfect for him. He can learn under Aaron Rodgers and can dominate when the time is right.
This trade was a big win for each party. DeShone gets a scene change and the chance to work under one of the greatest QBs in the NFL. Damarious gets to stay with personnel who see great things in him. The Browns get a bright, young cornerback who can help lock down the defense. And the Packers get a young QB who can backup Aaron Rodgers in case he goes down with yet another injury.
Image via: ESPN