NFL Draft Rumors: Cleveland Browns Could Trade Up 12th Pick For New York Jets' 6th To Draft North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky

By Raymund Tamayo, Posted: 04/20/17 06:32PM EDT
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The Browns are talking with the Jets to trade up from no. 12 to no. 6 as Cleveland targets North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.(Photo : Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Recent rumors have emerged that the Cleveland Browns could trade up their no. 12 overall pick to the New York Jets in exchange for the no. 6 pick. The Browns are reportedly trying to get North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, while the Jets are looking to acquire additional picks in this year's draft.

Cleveland owns two first-rounders in this year's draft with the no. 1 and 12 selections. The Browns are said to be set in acquiring Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett with the top pick, but they also have an urgent need at the quarterback spot, as per Fansided. At the moment, the team has Brock Osweiler, Kevin Hogan, and Cody Kessler as the three passers in their roster.

The club's number one quarterback target is Tar Heels signal-caller Trubisky, but he is projected as a Top 10 prospect. This means that he is most likely no longer available by the time the Browns pick at no. 12. Thus, Cleveland has to trade up into the Top 10 to have a chance of getting Trubisky.

Meanwhile, speculations abound that the Jets are shopping the sixth overall pick for a chance to add to their seven picks in the upcoming draft. Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan reportedly revealed that the team is planning to acquire as many young players as possible to deepen their future bench before acquiring a potential franchise player in future drafts.

Cleveland is one of two teams who has the most selections in this year's draft with 11 picks. If the team can give up two or three of their middle-rounders, then New York is highly likely to swap the sixth pick. There are rumors that the Browns are offering the Jets their 12th overall pick, a second-round pick (no. 52 overall), and first pick in the fifth round (no. 145 overall) for the no. 6 selection.

Another team who is rumored to be interested in Trubisky are the Buffalo Bills, who is on the clock at no. 10. There is also a chance that the San Francisco 49ers (no. 2) or Chicago Bears (no. 3) might opt to choose Trubisky.



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