The trading of ways of John Dorsey have run the gamut from intricate to unusual to amusing to eerie, but the common theme is the trades never stop and are sure to continue during the 2019 draft.

Taxes came due April 15, Niagara Falls is wet, Belichick wears hoodies, and Dorsey makes draft deals.

You just know that John Dorsey's scheduled picks at 49, 80, 119, 144, 155, 170, 189 and 221 are all up for barter, with someone sure to bite, somewhere.

Dorsey's Browns don't have a first-round pick this month, because he already has been busy, forking over a No. 17 as part of the Odell Beckham deal.

It almost will be a surprise if the top pick with which he is left, at 49, doesn't wind up as part of a trade.

When Dorsey was breaking a sweat as a first-year Browns GM in 2018, his speed-shuffling of draft picks was hard for the naked eye to follow.

The team was coming off an 0-16 finish, leaving him with the top overall pick in every 2018 draft round. He soon dealt the Packers the first picks of Round 4 (No. 101) and Round 5 (No. 138) along with 2017 Round 2 pick DeShone Kizer, in exchange for defensive back Damarious Randall and 2018 picks at No. 114 and No. 150.

It was a Dorsey hors d'oeuvre in a never-ending buffet of roster moves.

Early on the third day of the 2018 draft, he traded the newly acquired 114 to New England to move up to 105 for wide receiver Antonio Callaway. The price in addition to the 114 was a 178.

With the likewise newly acquired 150, Dorsey took Memphis linebacker Genard Avery.

Got all that? Keep going.

Also in March of 2018, Dorsey the new Cleveland GM was scheduled for a pick at 159, tracing to a 2017 deal he made with the Browns as Dorsey the Kansas City GM. Dorsey's Chiefs sent a Round 5 pick (which turned into that 159) to the Browns for 2015 first-round pick Cam Erving.

The 159 wound up back in Dorsey's pocket when he joined the Browns, and it was as if it was burning a hole in his draft wallet. On March 10, 2018, he sent the 159 and 2015 Round 1 pick Danny Shelton to New England for the Patriots' third-round pick in 2019.

The third-rounder was  in turn bundled into the recent trade for Beckham.

Got THAT? Get this ...

With the second day of the 2018 draft in progress, Dorsey traded a late Round 2 pick to Indianapolis. In exchange for a No. 64, the Colts gave him selections at No. 67 and No. 178. At 67, Dorsey took Miami defensive end Chad Thomas. The 178 was used in the move up to get Callaway.

In other picks-related trades in March of 2018, Dorsey sent the first choice of Round 3 (No. 65 overall) to Buffalo for QB Tyrod Taylor, and a No. 123 in 2018 plus a Round 7 pick in 2019 to Miami for WR Jarvis Landry. He also obtained a No. 188 from Washington (using it on DB Simeon Thomas) in exchange for quarterback Kevin Hogan.

Still following? The trading habit followed Dorsey from Kansas City, where he was general manager from 2013-17.

Five notable draft-related deals made by Dorsey's Chiefs:

1, Trading up to No. 10 to get QB Patrick Mahomes in 2017. The Chiefs sent Buffalo picks at No. 27 and No. 91 in '17 and what turned into a No. 22 in 2018.

2, Trading up to No. 86 to take RB Kareem Hunt in 2017. Minnesota received 2017 picks at 104, 132 and 245. (Dorsey and Minnesota's Rick Spielman did more business later in that draft, with the Chiefs trading up to No. 139 and sending the Vikings a 170 and a 180.)

3, Trading out of the first round in 2016 by giving the 49ers a No. 28. Dorsey's return (and his selections): A No. 37 (DT Chris Jones), a No. 105 (G Parker Ehringer) and a No. 178 (CB D.J. White).

4, Trading a 2016 Round 2 pick (No. 59) to Tampa Bay for 2016 picks at 74 (CB KaiVarae Russell) and 106 (CB Eric Murray). Murray was traded to the Browns for Emmanuel Ogbah on April 1.

5, Trading up in 2015 for a No. 76 (spent on WR Chris Conley) in return for sending Minnesota a No. 80 and a No. 193 (the Dorsey-Spielman connection again).

Dorsey had just been hired by the Chiefs in 2013 when he swung a trade for veteran QB Alex Smith. Dorsey gave the 49ers a No. 34 in 2013 and what turned into a No. 56 in 2014.

The trend extends back to Dorsey's Green Bay days, when he was not the top boss but had a heavy say in draft matters.

In 2012, the Packers traded up to No. 62 by sending New England picks at 90 and 163. The Patriots later traded the 163 back to Green Bay.

In the 2011 draft, the Packers made two deals with the 49ers, one with the Broncos and one with the Dolphins.

Dorsey set up two Seahawks drafts (1999, 2000) as Mike Holmgren's player personnel director

Their first draft move together, in '99, was to trade down from No. 20 to No. 22, in consort with Jerry Jones' Cowboys. In the 2000 draft, in another trade with Dallas, the Packers acquired wideout Joey Galloway from Cowboys in exchange for a No. 19 pick in 2000 and what turned into a No. 7 overall pick in 2001.

Dorsey has seen every kind of trade. The Seahawks forfeited their 1999 Round 2 pick (No. 47) to Green Bay as compensation for Holmgren leaving and taking Dorsey with him.

Dorsey has sailed the Seven Seas and knows all the draft captains. He had come up in Green Bay under Holmgren and Hall of Fame personnel man Ron Wolf, one of the all-time traders. Asked Thursday how he might maneuver with his eight scheduled picks, Dorsey smiled and said:

"Let’s see when we get to the moment and see how that draft board begins to unfold as we speak.”

Sometimes, he has discovered, what goes around comes around.

Consider the 2010 draft, when Dorsey was part of the power group in Green Bay.

Tom Heckert, the new Browns general manager who had worked with Dorsey's old friend Andy Reid in Philadelphia, moved up to No. 59 so he could take running back Montario Hardesty. Heckert sent Reid's Eagles picks at 71, 134 and 146.

Reid in turn traded the 71 to the Packers, who spent it on safety Morgan Burnett.

Burnett had a long run with the Packers before spending the 2018 season in Pittsburgh. He still had something left, playing 75 percent of the Steelers' defensive snaps in a December win over New England.

Early this month, Dorsey signed Burnett to a two-year deal with the Browns.

Who knows where Dorsey's next round of trades will lead. Wherever that might be, they're coming.

 

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