The Browns made three trades and selected eight players, four on offense and four on defense, in the 2011 NFL Draft. They entered this year's draft with eight picks, and, although they maneuvered quite a bit, they ended up selecting eight players. But remember, the Browns also added two picks for the 2012 Draft, the Atlanta Falcons' first- and four-round selections.
Plus, they selected the following players: Baylor defensive tackle Phil Taylor (first round, No. 21); Pittsburgh defensive end Jabaal Sheard (second round, No. 37); North Carolina wide receiver Greg Little (second round, No. 59); Southern California tight end Jordan Cameron (fourth round, No. 102); Stanford fullback Owen Marecic (fourth round, No. 124); Tennessee-Chattanooga cornerback Buster Skrine (fifth round, No. 137); Pittsburgh offensive lineman Jason Pinkston (fifth round, No. 150); and Nebraska defensive back Eric Hagg (seventh round, No. 248).
It wasn't just any draft for the Browns, either. It was the first draft in which General Manager Tom Heckert, President Mike Holmgren and coach Pat Shurmur all worked together.