The Cleveland Browns Thursday night selected Alabama running back Trent Richardson with the third overall selection of the 2012 NFL Draft. The Browns tipped their hand earlier in the evening by trading three picks to the Minnesota Vikings to move up from No. 4 to No. 3, guaranteeing that they could get Richardson.
Impact On New York Jets
There had been some speculation that the Jets were interested in trying to make a play to move from No. 16 up into the top five for Richardson. The Jets may still make a move, but it would likely be for a pass-rusher at this point.
NFL Draft Tracker via Sports Illustrated
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Trent Richardson 2012 NFL Draft Profile (via sbnnfl)