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Browns focusing on five in the first round

Griffin III of Baylor University looks for a receiver during NCAA football game against Huskies in San Antonio

Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III of Baylor University looks for a receiver during the team’s NCAA football game against the Washington Huskies at the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, December 29, 2011 REUTERS/Joe Mitchell (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)


The Cleveland Browns hold the fourth overall pick in the draft. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Browns are considering five possibilities.

Which means, if our math is correct (and it rarely is), that one of the five will be available when the Browns pick.

The quintet consists, per Cabot, of Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III (pictured), Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon, Alabama running back Trent Richardson, LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne, and Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

The Browns could trade up for Griffin. Or they could trade down for more picks, like they did last year with the sixth overall selection. And three years ago with the fifth overall selection.

Regardless, it’ll be the fourth straight year that the Browns have a top-10 pick. Which rarely is a good thing.