CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – After finishing the 2012 season 5-11, the Cleveland Browns will pick 6th in April’s draft.
It marks the 2nd time in 3 years the Browns end up in the 6th slot. In 2011, general manager Tom Heckert dealt the selection to the Atlanta Falcons who selected Julio Jones.
Cleveland used the trade to select Phil Taylor, Greg Little, Owen Marecic, and Brandon Weeden. The Browns also used the 2012 4th round pick in a trade with Minnesota to move up 1 spot to draft Trent Richardson No. 3 overall last April.
Kansas City earned the No. 1 overall selection by finishing the season tied for the worst record at 2-14. Jacksonville also finished 2-14 but the Cheifs won the strength of schedule tie breaker with the Jaguars.
Oakland, Philadelphia and Detroit all ended their season at 4-12 and will pick 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively.
Like the Browns, Arizona also was 5-11 but Cleveland won the strength of schedule tie breaker with the Cardinals who pick 7th.
Buffalo, the NY Jets and Tennessee Titans round out the top 10.