Browns trade former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer to Packers


He has topped 1,000 yards receiving in each of his four pro seasons, amassing 309 receptions for 4,579 yards and 32 touchdowns.

The overall consensus is that the Browns did very well in the trades, but are they better? That's plenty of money to go after a big name player and the recent moves make them a more attractive destination as they try and convince those players to sign on.

However, even with Taylor around, the Browns are still expected to select a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft and Dorsey and his staff are in the process of deciding if that's Southern Cal's Sam Darnold, UCLA's Josh Rosen, Wyoming's Josh Allen or Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy victor who scares some Cleveland fans because of his Johnny Manziel-like showmanship. Sam Darnold is the leader on the backstretch to be the top pick, with Josh Allen a length behind. That player is the generational talent of #Penn State running back #Saquon Barkley.

It was no secret the Cleveland Browns were going to be busy this off-season after becoming only the second team in National Football League history to finish a year 0-16, but no one could've anticipated what we saw Friday. And in the deal, they'll be shipping 2017 second-round pick DeShone Kizer to Green Bay. The teams also swapped picks in the fourth and fifth rounds, meaning the Packers moved to the top of those rounds.

How this acquisition affects the draft gameplan is highly debatable.

Or that Dorsey benefits from his plan. To that end, they may end up drafting Minkah Fitzpatrick with one of their two first-round picks. He's careful with the ball, but the criticism of him is he can be too careful and overemphasize the checkdown.

Pro Bowl long snapper Jake McQuaide has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Rams. In Cleveland, he'll get not only a fresh start, but likely a new position.

Thomas, who hosts UNINTERRUPTED's ThomaHawk Show podcast with former Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins, released what they called their first "Emergency" podcast after the Browns made 4 trades in the span of a bout 18 hours Friday and Saturday.

Evans caught 71 passes for 1,001 yards and five touchdowns in 2017.

As if beefing up their offense with a solid quarterback and strong receiver weren't already enough for Cleveland, now they've added a good cornerback to their defense. He started 25 games in his two seasons with the Panthers.

Other intriguing selections in this mock include UTSA edge defender Marcus Davenport (No. 12 overall, Cincinnati Bengals), Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (No. 14 overall, Green Bay Packers), UTEP guard Will Hernandez (No. 17 overall, Los Angeles Chargers) and Oklahoma offensive tackle Orlando Brown (No. 23 overall, Los Angeles Rams). If he plays every game the way he did against Gordon, this trade would be a steal. He went 3-6 as a starter (including two losses after Rodgers went back on injured reserve following his one-week return), but two of those wins came over bottom-tier teams (Cleveland and Tampa Bay) - and both in overtime.

How the moves affect free agency will be interesting to watch.

Taylor was obviously never part of the Bills' long-term future. He responded with a stretch of three straight games with an interception and finished with a team-high four picks, but he missed the final two games with a knee injury that some in the organization thought he could have played through.