The Cleveland Browns had a busy afternoon, completing two trades with three different teams. They started the afternoon by trading a later round pick this year and one next year to the Miami Dolphins for wide receiver Jarvis Landry. They would follow this up an hour later by trading a third round pick to the Buffalo Bills for quarterback Tyrod Taylor. They would continue the trading frenzy by trading for Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall for quarterback DeShone Kizer.
Jarvis Landry was a second round pick in the 2014 draft out of LSU. In each of his first four seasons, he gained more than 700 yards, breaking the 1000 yard mark twice so far. He also has yet to miss a game in his professional career. He was the 2017 NFL receptions leader and is a three time pro-bowler.
Tyrod Taylor began his career as a back up with the Baltimore Ravens, under Joe Flacco. After being signed by the Buffalo Bills, he would become a one time pro bowler and set five Bills records, including most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single season and highest completion percentage in a single game. He would also be the quarterback that lead Buffalo to their first playoff game since 1999. Currently he has a 51 – 18 touchdown to interception ratio.
Damarious Randall was a first round pick in the 2015 NFL draft out of Arizona State. To this point in his career, he has 32 pass deflections, 10 interceptions and two defensive touchdowns.
Browns general manager John Dorsey has crossed off three items of what he felt were the five biggest needs for the Browns. One of the first things he promised when he arrived was to be aggressive in acquiring players. He has done just that.