The Cleveland Browns are jumping all over the board during the early stages of the 2014 NFL Draft. They began the evening by moving back from No. 4 to No. 9, then swapped picks with the Minnesota Vikings to move into the No. 8 spot. With all that out of the way, they finally nabbed cornerback Justin Gilbert out of Oklahoma State.
In the deal, Cleveland gave the Vikings the No. 9 overall pick and its fifth rounder (No. 145 overall).
The Browns began the night holding the fourth overall pick, but traded it to the Buffalo Bills, receiving the No. 9 overall pick this year in addition to first- and fourth-round picks in 2015.
The immediate rumor after the Browns jumped up one spot was that they were looking for quarterback Johnny Manziel, so the selection of Gilbert was surprising. Minnesota does need players in the secondary, but it's hard to imagine Gilbert would not have been around at No. 9. After rumors that Cleveland was smitten with Manziel early in the scouting process, reports emerged earlier this week that they had no intention of taking the Texas A&M star.