It’s been a busy day for the Cleveland Browns.
After releasing Joe Haden early Wednesday morning, the Browns made another move before heading to Chicago for their final preseason game.
The team traded 2015 first round pick Cam Erving to the Kansas City Chiefs for a 2018 5th round pick.
This give the Browns thirteen draft picks for the 2018 NFL Draft including multiple picks in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th rounds.
Erving was the 19th overall pick in the 2015 draft with he’d be the replacement for then Pro Bowl center Alex Mack who at the time wasn’t under a long term contract.
The team started him at guard and he played in all 16 games his rookie season, starting four games.
After Mack left in free agency following the 2015 season, Erving became the starting center.
Playing in 13 games (13 starts) last season, Erving couldn’t seem to find success at the position he was an All-American at in Florida State.
In the season finale against Pittsburgh , he split time with Shon Coleman at right tackle and found success in helping the offensive line open holes for Isaiah Crowell to rush for 152 yards.
Heading into training camp, Erving was competing with Coleman for the starting spot at right tackle. It was clear from the start that Coleman would get the job and once Erving injured his calf during practice, the competition was over.
Now Erving can get a fresh start with Kansas City with hopes to revitalize his career.
As for the Browns, they continue to stockpile draft picks as they continue to reshape their roster.
With thirteen picks in the next draft, they will control how the draft plays out with plenty of opportunities to add talent going forward.