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Browns GM Heckert says trading back in draft an option

After missing out on acquiring the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert isn't interested in jumping up one spot to No. 3, currently owned by the Minnesota Vikings.

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If anything, the Browns will look to trade back a few picks, Heckert said.

"We're most likely going to stay at No. 4, and we know we'll get a really good player there," Heckert said Monday, according to The Plain Dealer. "But there's about five guys we really like, so we would consider trading down -- but probably only to five, six, seven or eight."

Heckert identified LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne and Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon as players the Browns are considering with their first pick. The Browns also hold the No. 22 pick, which they acquired in a draft-day trade last year with the Atlanta Falcons.

Earlier in March, Browns president Mike Holmgren said he didn't want the team to move back in the draft.

The Browns traded back in the first round in both the 2009 and 2011 drafts.

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