CLEVELAND (AP) - The Browns have holes all over the field. On Monday, they got four more draft picks to help plug them.
The NFL awarded Cleveland four compensatory picks in this year's draft, giving the Browns a total of 13, a baker's dozen of choices to revamp a talent-starved roster with offensive and defensive needs.
The club gained two sixth-round picks (Nos. 204 and 205 overall) and a pair in the seventh round (Nos. 245 and 247). The Browns already have the No. 4 overall pick and three of the top 37 selections, which they hope to improve a team that went 4-12 last season and has made the playoffs just once in the past 13 years.
Before this year, the Browns had only received two compensatory picks since the league first started awarding choices in 1994.
Under league rules, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory picks. Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.
Cleveland tried to move up in the draft to get Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, but was outbid by the Washington Redskins, who gave St. Louis three first-round picks to be able to select the dynamic Heisman Trophy winner. The Browns need offensive playmakers, and will likely target Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon or Alabama running back Trent Richardson with its top pick to help quarterback Colt McCoy and a unit that scored only 218 points last season.
The first round of the draft will be held on April 26. The second and third rounds are scheduled for April 27, with the fourth through seventh rounds on April 28.