Browns trade up to end Johnny Manziel’s slide at No. 22 overall
The Cleveland Browns made a move to finally end the slide of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.
The Philadelphia Eagles traded the No. 22 overall pick to Cleveland to allow the Browns to move up and get Johnny Football.
It’s the third time since 2007 the Browns have selected a quarterback with the 22nd overall pick in the draft. They have to be hoping the selection of Manziel turns out more favorably than the prior two selections of Brady Quinn and Brandon Weeden.
Manziel was thought to be a possibility to the Browns with the No. 4 overall pick in the draft. Cleveland elected to trade down in search of a cornerback and selected Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert with the No. 8 overall selection.
Minnesota, Tennessee and Dallas all passed on Manziel as he continued his wait in the green room at Radio City Music Hall. Cleveland finally decided they had waited long enough and found a team willing to deal in the Eagles.
The Eagles move back four spots to No. 26 overall and picked up a third-round pick, No. 83 overall, from the Browns.
Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has experience working with a mobile quarterback. He coached Robert Griffin III with the Washington Redskins the last two seasons and may be the perfect fit to best utilize Manziel’s abilities.