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Brandon Weeden to Browns, Lions end Riley Reiff’s slide, Steelers take David DeCastro

04.26.12 at 10:22 pm ET
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The Browns made a somewhat surprising move Thursday, selecting 28-year old quarterback Brandon Weeden out of Oklahoma State. The Lions followed the pick by ending Iowa tackle Riley Reiff’s slide at No. 23, while the Steelers took Stanford guard David DeCastro.

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Patriots trade up for Chandler Jones

04.26.12 at 10:07 pm ET
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The Patriots defied their track record in two ways Thursday by trading up in the first round Thursday for a pass-rusher. The Pats gave up the 93rd overall pick to move from No. 27 to No. 21 in a deal with the Bengals and draft Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones.

Bill Belichick has often shied away from pass-rushers early on in the draft, and after years of passing on the need in the first round, the Patriots have added a strong defensive end capable of getting after the quarterback. The 6-foot-5 3/8, 266 pounder is the first Syracuse player to be selected in the first round since Dwight Freeney.

The last time the Pats traded up in the first round was in 2003, when they moved up one spot to select Ty Warren.

One thing to watch with Jones is health, as he missed multiple games early on last season with a knee injury. Jones was one of the players WEEI profiled as part of our “Potential Patriots” series. Check it out here.

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Bears take Shea McClellin,

04.26.12 at 10:07 pm ET
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The run on pass-rushers continued with the Bears, as Chicago chose Boise State defensive end Shea McClennin 19th overall in the NFL draft Thursday night.

The selection of McClellin really bolsters the Chicago defense, providing the perfect complement to Julius Peppers.

The Titans stayed put at No. 20 and took Kendall Wright from Baylor.

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Dre Kirkpatrick to Bengals, Chargers draft Melvin Ingram

04.26.12 at 9:54 pm ET
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Score another one for the WEEI.com mock draft, as the Bengals chose Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick 17th overall in the NFL draft Thursday.

The Bengals had acquired their pick from the Raiders in the trade that sent Carson Palmer to Oakland during the season.

The Chargers then opted for Melvin Ingram with the 18th pick. Crazy to think that both Ingram and Quinton Coples (16th overall to the Jets) went as late as they did.

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Bruce Irvin goes to Seahawks 15th overall, Jets draft Quinton Coples

04.26.12 at 9:39 pm ET
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The Seahawks pulled off the biggest surprise of the draft thus far by taking West Virginia pass-rusher Bruce Irvin 15th overall.

Irvin becomes the first pass-rusher off the board, ahead of Quinton Coples and Melvin Ingram. He has exceptional speed and may be the best pure pass-rusher in this class, but he doesn’t have the bulk to do much else.

Irvin has has a very interesting story, which can be read here.

The Jets followed the pick by selecting Coples 16th overall.

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Cardinals select Michael Floyd, Rams take Michael Brockers

04.26.12 at 9:28 pm ET
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The Cardinals got themselves another top receiver by tabbing Notre Dame’s Michael Floyd 12th overall in the NFL draft Thursday.

Floyd was one of the players we spotlighted while in Indianapolis for the scouting combine. His 37 career touchdown receptions made for a Notre Dame record, but he was arrested three times for alcohol-related incidents.

‘€œI think I’€™ve grown a lot,’€ Floyd said at the combine. ‘€œComing to the NFL now, I think you do have to mature a great deal, because you can get behind in a lot of things. ‘€¦ This is a professional [league], and you’€™ve got to act like a professional.’€

The Rams followed the pick by selecting LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers. St. Louis initially held the second overall pick, but traded down twice.

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Chiefs draft Dontari Poe, Eagles trade up for Fletcher Cox

04.26.12 at 9:16 pm ET
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The Chiefs beefed up their defensive line Thursday night by drafting Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe 11th overall.

The Bills were another team that could have used inside linebacker help, but with Luke Kuechly off the board, there was no value with any of the other prospects at the position.

The Eagles then traded up from No. 15 to No. 12 to get Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox. The Eagles sent fourth and sixth round picks to move up three spots.

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