Browns have a two-player wish list with pick No. 6

AP

The Cleveland Browns will sit through the first five picks of the NFL draft keeping their fingers crossed that they don’t hear the names of their two favorite players called.

Browns General Manager Tom Heckert told the Akron Beacon Journal that his wish list with the Browns’ first-round pick in this week’s NFL draft, the sixth pick overall, contains only two players, and if neither of those two players is available when the Browns are on the clock, they’ll try to trade down.

Unless just about every mock draft we’ve seen is wrong (and that’s possible), one of those two players is George wide receiver A.J. Green. Almost everyone agrees that Green would do wonders for quarterback Colt McCoy and would be a good pick at No. 6.

The other name on the Browns’ two-man wish list is probably a defensive player, maybe Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus or North Carolina linebacker Robert Quinn. But whoever is on the wish list, those are the two names the Browns will hope not to hear before their own pick comes up.

43 responses to “Browns have a two-player wish list with pick No. 6

  1. I agree with Green, but the other player is probably Peterson. Heckert was practically salivating during his recent press conference when talking about him. I would be happy with either one. This class is fairly deep in d-linemen so I think they’ll be content with picking a couple up in the later rounds.

  2. The Browns could have ALL 32 picks in the first round and they STILL couldn’t make the playoffs

  3. This is actually a good year for the Browns to trade down. They can trade the #6 for a late first round pick and a mid draft pick or two and end up with both a decent DT and WR. Teams with as many holes as those picking in the top 6 rarely benefit from a single high priced pick.

  4. hmmmm…. interesting. Many Browns fans said a couple days ago on this board that the browns would select peterson.
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  5. Dareus will go either 1 or 2, so I don’t think he is on Heckert’s wish list.

    I’m guessing it’s A.J. Green and LSU CB Patrick Peterson.

  6. The 2 players are AJ Green and Patrick Peterson…and one of them will fall to #6….good times on Thursday for Cleveland…

  7. This story is complete speculation based on mock drafts and the writer’s assumption. The title is ridiculously misleading.

  8. iamtalkingsolistenandlearn says: Apr 24, 2011 1:36 PM

    The Browns could have ALL 32 picks in the first round and they STILL couldn’t make the playoffs

    This is, by far, the most unintelligent post I have ever read. You do realize this is the Browns team that beat New Orleans in New Orleans and also beat New England right? How many other teams can claim they did that?

  9. Whats the deal with Quinn? The guy was ultraproductive against against schools like Duke and East Carolina but didnt register a sack against even a mediocre team in the ACC. On top of that, he hasnt played football for a year…I just dont see it

  10. It’s obviously A.J. Green and Patrick Peterson. If the Bengals nab Green and Arizona picks Peterson, I think we’ll trade down for Julio Jones or Robert Quinn.

  11. well, whoever the players are, I hope they are taken in the top 5 so then they can trade their pick to my Rams so we can take Julio Jones. I’m just saying. 🙂

  12. We need a impact player,so they better not trade down.I do not see them trading down anyways unless its only 2 or 3 spots

  13. PFT….that’s a really good pic to post of the number one wideout this year. I know pics of him actually catching a football are tough to find.

  14. I could see the Browns drafting Peterson. To me he is the best player in this draft. I also think alot of people believe Green is the pick, which they may be right. However, picking peterson, to help solidify a defense is more important. The browns could ultimatley once the lock out is over sign a free agent, like Green Bay’s James Jones, or Minnesota’s Sidney Rice.

  15. canjura-while I could possibly see that scenario playing out, do you really think the Rams would pay what it would cost to move from 14 to 6? According to those draft pick value charts, that is like a 2-4 and a 3 next year and you get a 5 in return. That is awfully steep even to get Sam Bradford a true #1. I know my Brownies aren’t tearing it up but its not like the Rams are one player away either, I would think that would be too much for them to move up. Remember Mangini isn’t running our draft anymore where he would trade you his pick for yours and a couple of guys from your practice squad (Sanchez trade) God that makes me sick everytime I think about it……

  16. The common sense pick was Thomas. The common sense pick was Haden. the common sense pick is Peterson. the greatest impact for the longest time and the Browns have six more picks for need. Trade down only if Peterson is gone and the Rams, Skins, Vikings or Cowboys are suddenly stricken deaf dumb and blind.

  17. It’s AJ Green or else…… forget next season. Without a go to receiver Colt will struggle and they’ll miss the playoffs …again.

  18. iamtalkingsolistenandlearn says:Apr 24, 2011 1:36 PM

    The Browns could have ALL 32 picks in the first round and they STILL couldn’t make the playoffs

    ==================================

    Maybe you should worry more about your Lions, troll!!!

  19. A) /Running backs have lost their luster as first round draft choices. You don’t have to draft one that early to find a productive one. You can get a productive guy in the second or third round, oreven later if you have a decent O-line. Plus their careers are generally short, and unpredictable. The days of running backs going in the top five are all but over.

    B) The Pats biggest need is a pass rusher. Their second need is a pass rusher. Their offense will be fine. They need to draft defensive linemen/edge rush linebackers.

  20. Seriously, iamtalkingsolistenandlearn? There’s one team with a worse record since the Browns returned in 1999 and that is the freaking Lions! We as Browns fans don’t have much room to talk, but we’ve got more room than Lion’s fans (me thinks Bungles fans too). It’s Peterson and Green by the way.

  21. This is a no brainer- the two are Dareus or Peterson. I think Heckert’s drafting history speaks for itself.

  22. peterson with the 6th pick, last year they took haden. Im not saying they wont do it. i would think they go after a interior Dline guy with it. I mean peterson and haden in the same backfeild is just crazy to think about, but you cant cover wrs for 5-6 seconds every play with no dline.

  23. 440shane: honestly, I don’t think the Rams would trade all the way up to 6, but if he gets passed the 6 spot to around the Cowboy’s 9, I could definitely see it. Titans have Kenny Britt, they won’t invest such a high pick on another WR, Niners drafted Michael Greedtree, Cowboys have Dez Bryant. Rams would just have to move ahead of the Redskins to get him. 🙂

  24. Last year Heckert picked Ward and Hardesty, moving up to grab Hardesty. Both had no question about talent, but lots of questions about health.

    Sound like anyone in this draft? Like maybe Bowers.

  25. @ barklikeadog
    barklikeadog says:
    Apr 24, 2011 10:36 PM
    Seriously, iamtalkingsolistenandlearn? There’s one team with a worse record since the Browns returned in 1999 and that is the freaking Lions! We as Browns fans don’t have much room to talk, but we’ve got more room than Lion’s fans (me thinks Bungles fans too). It’s Peterson and Green by the way.

    you aren’t even close to the Bengals. love to improve to 5 -11 and think it was a good year.. . nuf said

    jus sayin’

  26. stairwayto7 says:
    Apr 24, 2011 3:50 PM

    The Browns will select a kicker or a QB! Everyone knows the Browns are joke organizatioN of the NFL!
    ————————————————–

    You know what else is a joke? Your username. “Stairway to 7”? How’d that work out for you?

    Steeler fans are so obnoxious and feel so entitled that they just assume they’ll win the SB and give themselves usernames accordingly. Then the Steelers proceed to be completely embarrassed and choke.

    Now the poor guy can’t change his name. That’s *gotta* be embarrassing. Ouch.

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