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After trade, Browns take Phil Taylor

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The Cleveland Browns first traded down, then traded up, then selected Baylor’s big defensive tackle, Phil Taylor.

After getting a bounty of picks from the Falcons to move down from No. 6 o No. 27, the Browns engineered a trade with the Chiefs to move up to No. 21. That’s where they took Taylor, who will be a significant presence in the middle of the defensive line.

The Browns gave up their third-round pick, No. 70 overall, to complete the trade.

The 6-foot-3, 338-pound Taylor is a run stuffer who can take on double teams, and who should make an instant impact in Cleveland.

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29 Responses to “After trade, Browns take Phil Taylor”
  1. phishe21 says: Apr 28, 2011 10:26 PM

    I’m underwhelmed.

  2. bartpkelly says: Apr 28, 2011 10:27 PM

    did they have to trade up for this guy and lose a 3rd pick?

  3. txchief says: Apr 28, 2011 10:28 PM

    Stud college player with a very low floor if he gets fatter and and wealthy.

  4. duanethomas says: Apr 28, 2011 10:29 PM

    Soooo…disregard this:LOL!!!!!!!!

    Chiefs tied to Phil Taylor
    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on April 28, 2011, 7:27 PM EDT
    APWe’ve called nose tackle Phil Taylor one of this draft’s wild cards, with folks saying he’s a boom or bust player who intrigues 3-4 teams as perhaps the best run stuffer in this class.

    One of those 3-4 teams, the Chiefs, is “very interested” in Taylor. SI.com’s Peter King calls Taylor a “good match” for the team. It’s at this point we’ll remind you that only King had the Tyson Jackson-to-Kansas City pick nailed years ago, days before the draft.

    TFY Insider’s Tony Pauline has also heard that the Chiefs are interested in Taylor, saying they are “set to take” him.

  5. franklinstking says: Apr 28, 2011 10:34 PM

    They didn’t like him that much.

  6. franklinstking says: Apr 28, 2011 10:35 PM

    The Chiefs.

  7. franklinstking says: Apr 28, 2011 10:39 PM

    Rubin needed company and he fits the bill. You’ve solidified your defensive interior. Next pick has to be a pass rushing DE. If Bowers continues to freefall, the Browns may gamble again, like they did with Hardesty last year, who returns this year healthy.

  8. thefiesty1 says: Apr 28, 2011 10:40 PM

    Didn’t help McCoy one iota. Trading out of 6th was dumb. What are they going to get with those extra picks? A receiver? An offensive lineman? Somebody to block for him?

  9. tr975 says: Apr 28, 2011 10:40 PM

    bartpkelly says:

    did they have to trade up for this guy and lose a 3rd pick?
    —————————
    Maybe not, but Seattle and New Orleans were possibilities to take a DT ahead of 27, so the Browns may have thought he wouldn’t make it to them.

    They could use pick #59 to trade down and get a 3rd rounder back

  10. ernestbynershands says: Apr 28, 2011 10:42 PM

    Hmmm….the scuttlebutt is that Taylor is a lazy, fat, injury-prone DT. I hope this isn’t Shaun Rogers II.
    Or Gerard Warren II
    Or William Green II
    Or Courtney Brown II
    Sorry I’m a true Browns fan. Hopeful, but realistic.

  11. Deb says: Apr 28, 2011 10:47 PM

    Holy Cow! I’ve never seen Hillis without his helmet.
    :shock:

    The scenery in Cleveland is much better than I’ve been led to believe.

    People think that Madden vote was rigged? Definitely not. Women were voting. Hello, Peyton :)

  12. ArtModellsPimp says: Apr 28, 2011 10:50 PM

    I’m betting that not many Clevelanders have the opportunity to watch many Big 12 games… especially Baylor (my school).

    This guy is a MONSTER against the run. And the Browns need to plug up those holes up front.

    I promise that not many backs will be willing to hit his side of the line, once they get a feel for Mr. Taylor. This was a great pick!

  13. 440shane says: Apr 28, 2011 10:57 PM

    Did you see what this moron, just tweeted? “Washington DC/Waco, TX gonna go get that money, ya dig?

    Are you serious? This was awful. Gerard Warren pt. 2. Heckert what in the world were you thinking……

    Bowers, Smith, Costanzo, Jordan, Heyward, Sherod, so many better options. Especially considering we gave up a 3rd rounder to do it………. Man…..

  14. franklinstking says: Apr 28, 2011 11:02 PM

    This is a top heavy draft and if you can’t get the player on your board, you trade down. More teams are following the Browns ‘ lead and following suit. The draft ain’t over. They have 2 picks in the 2nd and 2 in the 4th. The Browns will end up looking good after the draft.

  15. ppdoc13 says: Apr 28, 2011 11:23 PM

    The Clowns have never recovered from trading the pick to the Ravens that became Haloti Ngata for Kamerion Wimberly. Wimberly is in Oakland. Ngata is arguably the best NT in the game and the Clowns are still looking to shore up their defensive line.

    I still remember how the Browns fans on this site and on Cleveland.com were gushing about how Phil Savage schooled Ozzie Newsome and got a “free” 5th round pick (who btw lasted a year in the NFL) so they could get the guy they wanted in Wimberly and let the Ravens take Ngata who was supposed to have issues about taking off plays.

    This guy looks like Shaun Rogers the second. The staypuft marshmallow man. Kind of a let down after watching them pull of what I thought was a great trade to land a number of picks for their early #1.

  16. lbcoach34 says: Apr 28, 2011 11:43 PM

    He was the 3rd rated DT on most many boards…not flashy and under the radar in my opinion…it starts in the trenches – you have to win the war up front on both sides of the ball.

    Rubin and Taylor will clog and command 4 or more blockers per play, and open up one on one matchups for speed rushers…I think Marcus Benard could benefit tremendously…

    Lots of great WRs available at pick #37.

    Hankerson, Little, Young, Cobb, and Smith…

    Jabaal Sheard could be a player at 37 also

  17. rocketdogsports says: Apr 29, 2011 12:07 AM

    I have an increasing confidence that the future of this team is in very competent hands. The trade (robbery) with the Falcons and the low cost paid to move up to acquire the anchor of the 2011 DL signal that an intelligent and visionary hand is on the tiller.

    Let’s see what Friday and Saturday bring as the Browns still require several key pieces to compete this year. However, I think I am seeing the future come into a positive focus.
    Go Browns.

  18. mattyc says: Apr 29, 2011 12:20 AM

    Well, in the AFC North, you have to still regard the run. With Rubin & Taylor now in the middle, Heckert will work outside & grab Brooks Reed @ 59. At 37, Heckert will get Colt a new little toy…. Greg Little from North Carolina. A raw/poor mans Julio Jones. So, 31 picks later, we still get the talent of Julio, a big run stuffing DT that will allow the LBs to flow to the ball.

    Does nobody remember the D that Jauron built in Chicago? It started upfront with a big run stuffer that held the point & ate up blockers….. Big Ted Washington.

  19. hbdbrowns33 says: Apr 29, 2011 12:30 AM

    ppdoc13 says:
    Apr 28, 2011 11:23 PM
    The Clowns have never recovered from trading the pick to the Ravens that became Haloti Ngata for Kamerion Wimberly. Wimberly is in Oakland. Ngata is arguably the best NT in the game and the Clowns are still looking to shore up their defensive line.

    You do realize that Ngata plays DE in the 3-4 right?

  20. tr975 says: Apr 29, 2011 1:18 AM

    lbcoach34 says:

    ……
    Lots of great WRs available at pick #37.

    Hankerson, Little, Young, Cobb, and Smith…

    Jabaal Sheard could be a player at 37 also
    ————————
    Appears that Da’Quan Bowers might last until #37 as well.

    Might be another chance for the Browns to trade down, make another team think that to get Bowers away from the Browns, they have to give up a 2nd and 3rd rounder to move up. Browns move down a few slots, and still get one of those WRs you listed.

  21. tr975 says: Apr 29, 2011 1:27 AM

    ppdoc13 says:

    The Clowns have never recovered from trading the pick to the Ravens that became Haloti Ngata for Kamerion Wimberly. Wimberly is in Oakland. Ngata is arguably the best NT in the game and the Clowns are still looking to shore up their defensive line.
    ———————————-
    I would say that since the 3rd round pick that Cleveland acquired from Oakland for Wimbley was used to select Colt McCoy is aiding in that “recovery”

  22. CKL says: Apr 29, 2011 1:52 AM

    Deb says: Apr 28, 2011 10:47 PM

    Holy Cow! I’ve never seen Hillis without his helmet. :shock:

    The scenery in Cleveland is much better than I’ve been led to believe.

    People think that Madden vote was rigged? Definitely not. Women were voting. Hello, Peyton :)
    _______________________________________
    HAHAHA..good point… I never thought of women taking over the vote…figured it was mostly Vick fans who believed in the jinx.
    He’s as cute as he wants to be, isn’t he? I am a sucker for that accent and the country boy type. Plus he’s smart, funny and humble.

    After the Saints, I think the Browns had the best day 1 . Nice job Holmgren and Heckert.

  23. hatethesteelers says: Apr 29, 2011 3:33 AM

    @440shane was listening to chris fedor running his mouth about taylor’s tweet that wasn’t even a tweet.

  24. fanofbrowns17 says: Apr 29, 2011 8:13 AM

    Most analysts are saying its a solid pick. Guy will stuff the run, exactly where the defense should begin. Bowers would be the pass rusher we could use, which will in turn make our secondary more effective.

  25. erikinhell says: Apr 29, 2011 8:18 AM

    ppdoc must have forgotten how having two fat boys in the middle helped his team at one time.

  26. gallogj says: Apr 29, 2011 9:50 AM

    I thought Missouri was the “Show Me State”…not Ohio. I dunno…I think heckert made a poor decision trading up for this guy for two reasons…one…he would have been available at 27…two…judging from his Twitter posts…all he sees is green…not orange and brown. I’m starting to miss Phil Savage. Sure…he had a potty mouth…but he drafted top ten talent that people have heard of. It wasn’t his fault that the coaches had a horrible plan in place to use the talent he gave them.

  27. Deb says: Apr 29, 2011 12:02 PM

    @CKL …

    I was tickled when he got the Madden cover because he beat out so many “marquee” names. But while I don’t think the voting was rigged, I did wonder how he got to be so popular–until he stepped to the podium. Ooooh … that explains it ;)

  28. jeterleto says: Apr 29, 2011 12:40 PM

    Id say its a solid pick. I think we all wanted AJ Green or Julio Jones which seems to be a big need but to trade back and pick up alot of picks and fill a vacant spot which is a big need they did the right thing. I want to see them reach the SB every year but they are being realistic knowing they probably wont be especially with the lockout and lost time.

    If i had to guess first pick in the 2nd round will be Bowers then a WR.

  29. trickbunny says: Apr 29, 2011 1:05 PM

    ppdoc13 says:
    Apr 28, 2011 11:23 PM

    This guy looks like Shaun Rogers the second. The staypuft marshmallow man. Kind of a let down after watching them pull of what I thought was a great trade to land a number of picks for their early #1.
    —————————————————-

    Ha ha… We all know how this works, folks:

    Cleveland picks this guy, and ppdoc13, in his infinite wisdom, lets us all know that Phil Taylor is fat or lazy and probably isn’t gonna work out for the Browns.

    Meanwhile, if the *Ravens* had taken him, ppdoc13 would be here bragging about Taylor’s monster run-stuffing ability and how he was the greatest bargain in the draft, etc etc.

    Yep. We know how it works. Thanks for playing, though.

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