Cleveland Browns gearing up for NFL Draft

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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns are gearing up for the NFL Draft on Thursday night.  The team has plenty of holes to fill on their roster, including a run-stopper on the defensive line, a wide receiver and a quarterback.

On Wednesday, ESPN reported that the Browns had offered their two first round draft picks (12 and 19) to the Tennessee Titans for the second overall pick.  If the Titans would agree to that deal, the Browns would draft Oregon quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota. NFL.com reports that no serious talks for the number two spot have taken place.  Browns General Manager Ray Farmer has expressed interest in Mariota who led the Ducks to the college football national championship game against the Ohio State University Buckeyes.  Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was quoted in January as saying they need to fix the quarterback position.

The NFL Draft will be held in Chicago this year at the Auditorium Theatre.  It’s the first time since 1963 that the draft won’t be held in New York City.  The first day will feature the first round, beginning at 8 p.m. ET, and the second day will feature the second and third rounds, getting underway at 7 p.m.

The Browns have 10 picks in this year’s draft, 12th and 19th overall pick in the first round.  The Browns have 3 picks in the top 50 and 4 in the top 100.  Stay with FOX 8 and FOX8.com, we will have you covered throughout the draft.