2010 NFL Draft: How Sheldon Brown Affects Cleveland Browns’ Strategy

April 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In a move that wasn’t entirely unexpected, the Cleveland Browns cut a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Making a deal with general manager Tom Heckert’s former team was bound to happen at some point, and at first glance, it looks like the Browns got a pretty good deal.
The Eagles sent cornerback Sheldon Brown and linebacker Chris Gocong to Cleveland in exchange for linebacker Alex Hall and a fourth- and fifth-round pick.
Hall didn't develop into the star pass rusher former GM Phil Savage thought he could be, and Hall spent increasing time on special teams instead of on defense under head coach Eric Mangini.
Before looking at any of Brown’s stats, though, go to YouTube and watch him FLATTEN Reggie Bush. Then peruse his 51 tackles, five interceptions, and one forced fumble in 2009.
With the acquisition of Brown, don’t entertain anymore thoughts of drafting Joe Haden in the first ...

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