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Browns' bid for RGIII falls short

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07:28 AM ET 03.10 | The Browns tried hard to make a deal with the St. Louis Rams to move up to No. 2 in the NFL draft -- offering at least three first-round picks -- but lost out on the Robert Griffin III sweepstakes to the Washington Redskins, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported last night. Schefter, who cited a Cleveland source early in his story, said the Browns thought they'd be able to pull off the deal, but were informed the Redskins landed the choice spot instead. The Browns were even prepared to throw in their second-round pick this year, Schefter said.

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March 10, 2012  07:33 AM ET

What they need is get rid of their Management, this is the Team of quarterbacks with no coach or GM or President!!! Clean House, Trade your pick & build! Hello are u There!

March 10, 2012  07:40 AM ET

Damn the Browns!

RG3 is coming to D.C.!!!!!!!!!

March 10, 2012  07:47 AM ET

1st round pick in 2012
2nd round pick in 2012
1st round pick in 2013
1st round pick in 2014

All to move up four draft slots.

Better hope he's not a bust!

March 10, 2012  07:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

1st round pick in 20122nd round pick in 20121st round pick in 20131st round pick in 2014All to move up four draft slots.Better hope he's not a bust!

Go through our list of QB's for the past 20 years and ask yourself was it worth it.

March 10, 2012  07:49 AM ET

There's always next year....

March 10, 2012  07:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

There's always next year....

Oh wait...

March 10, 2012  07:55 AM ET

Test...

March 10, 2012  07:58 AM ET

Wonder what it feels like to be Colt McCoy right about now. Did they give up on him already?

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March 10, 2012  08:07 AM ET

I really wanted RGIII in Cleveland but not at this price. Basically if RGIII turns out to be any less than a pro-bowl QB its a draft bust for the Skins.

March 10, 2012  08:14 AM ET

I am interested to see who the Browns are going to target? Will it be Matt Flynn or Brandon Weeden? If they could get Weeden with their second round pick that could turn out to be a steal, only time will tell.

March 10, 2012  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I really wanted RGIII in Cleveland but not at this price. Basically if RGIII turns out to be any less than a pro-bowl QB its a draft bust for the Skins.

.500+ would be a good QB for the 'skins....

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March 10, 2012  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

1st round pick in 20122nd round pick in 20121st round pick in 20131st round pick in 2014All to move up four draft slots.Better hope he's not a bust!

Seriously? This is what they gave up? DAmn!

March 10, 2012  08:32 AM ET
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Would like to see them get Blackmon and adress the o-line.

That would be good!

Actually when you sit back and think about it, the Browns are still in great shape. They have 2 firsts this year and 7 more picks after that. They have enough ammo to add a few play makers this year in the draft and hopefully a couple in free agency.

March 10, 2012  08:36 AM ET
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Would like to see them get Blackmon and adress the o-line.

As for Blackmon, I doubt that they would take him with the 4th because last year they past on Jones at 6 because they didn't value him that high. When you compare last years first WR's taken (Green and Jones) they were both rated higher than Blackmon so I doubt they take him with 4.

I know they need offense but Claiborne is going to be the real deal and having 2 shutdown corners would be great to have in a pass heavy league.

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March 10, 2012  08:40 AM ET
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What they need is get rid of their Management, this is the Team of quarterbacks with no coach or GM or President!!! Clean House, Trade your pick & build! Hello are u There!

I'm assuming you are talking about Holmgren. Yes it's time for him to move on. It's really dumb that the Browns don't want to give up a mid first round draft pick (#22) for RG3.

 
March 10, 2012  08:43 AM ET

All the trash talk aside, I think RG3 is going to be an immediate impact player who will give opposing defenses fits, even my Giants. But he can't do it alone. The Skins will have to rebuild their offense around him, and that might take a year or two. So be patient and hope he doesn't get hurt in the mean time.

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