The NFL draft is a little more than a month away but it's a hot button topic because of the gathering of all GMs, coaches and team owners at the NFL's annual owners' meeting in Orlando, FL.
While there, Browns head coach Eric Mangini -- known for his tight-lipped approach to just about everything -- suggested the Browns 12 draft picks could be used to position themselves in a better spot for April's draft.
His tone indicated a mood of keeping all options open instead of implying that something might be in the works, but Cleveland Browns coach Eric Mangini said they would consider trading up to the Detroit Lions' No. 2 spot in the draft.
Mangini said, "We're only at seven" when asked how difficult it would be to trade up to the No. 2 spot.
It's unclear who the player is that they would be trying to grab. If the Rams don't select Sam Bradford, which they're expected to do, then he would likely be available until the Redskins at the fourth pick. At least one of the two defensive tackles, Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy, are expected to be available with the third.
So the meaning behind his words doesn't make much sense on the outside looking in.
Talking about these sorts of things and providing details is very unlike the Eric Mangini we've come to know as the Browns head coach over the last year.
But maybe that's just the new Browns.
Football czar Mike Holmgren said this week that it "would be hard" for him to draft Jimmy Clausen at the seventh pick, which is a surprisingly open statement during a time period in the NFL offseason that's become known for secrecy and misinformation.
Maybe Mangini's statements are the truth or maybe it's misinformation. That's the beauty of figuring out the draft season.