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2012 NFL Draft: Latest SI Mock Has Browns Trading Up To Draft Robert Griffin III

We've seen mock drafts where the Cleveland Browns select Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III before, but in Sports Illustrated's most recent mock draft, Don Banks changes things up a little. Banks proposes that the Browns will use their extra first-round pick acquired from the Atlanta Falcons to trade to the St. Louis Rams to move up from No. 4 to No. 2 and take RGIII with the second overall pick.

The Browns have the need and the extra first-round pick to move up and land RG III, and for that they can thank Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff, who reeled in Julio Jones with Cleveland's 2011 first-round slot. Washington and Miami figure to be in the same market for the Heisman winner, but if the Rams deal with the AFC-based Browns they wouldn't have to face Griffin as often.

I personally don't see the need for the Browns to trade away a first-round pick to move ahead of the Minnesota Vikings, especially considering the Vikings just selected Christian Ponder in last year's draft, but crazier things have happened.

For more updates on the Baylor Bears football team, visit Our Daily Bears, and more NFL draft updates, head to Mocking the Draft.

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