Report: Browns Have Made Up Their Minds With No. 4 Draft Pick

Friday April 20th, 2012

We're a week away from the NFL draft, and the picture is beginning to look a little clearer at the top. The Cleveland Browns have made up their minds about their No. 4 overall pick, according to the Associated Press.

"There's a lot of mis-stories out there that I like right now and I want to keep a lot of them where they're at," Browns GM Tom Heckert said. "I'm feeling pretty good about it."

There's been endless speculation about what Cleveland has planned at the four-spot. Some notable names bandied about in rumors include Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill, Alabama running back Trent Richardson, Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon, among many others.

Quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are expected to be the first two picks, by Indianapolis and Washington respectively; it's unclear what exactly the Minnesota Vikings have planned at No. 3. But no matter what happens, Heckert has a plan worked out with team president Mike Holmgren and coach Pat Shurmur. "We're all on the same page," he said. "We know we're getting a really good player no matter what happens at No. 3. We know we're getting one of two guys, we just don't know who is going to go at three. We're extremely happy and excited with whoever is going to be there at four."

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