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Trade could clear way for Eric Berry to land with Browns

The Browns have spackled their hole at cornerback by acquiring Sheldon Brown, thus freeing the team up to draft Tennessee safety Eric Berry with the No. 7 overall pick.

That’s the theory anyway.

The Akron Beacon-Journal and the Cleveland Plain-Dealer both think the Browns latest trade could have a ripple effect. There is growing chatter about Berry in Cleveland, and Terry Pluto writes the Browns should no longer feel pressure to take Florida cornerback Joe Haden that high.

We’re not sure Haden ever had a real chance to be taken No. 7 overall, and it seems counterproductive to change any draft plans based on a 31-year-old cornerback like Brown.

Cleveland might just be the toughest team to project in the top ten because they have so many needs to fill. They just need impact players.

Berry, who is the highest touted safety to come out since Sean Taylor, fits that mold.