BEREA — The Browns made a trade Friday night to move back into the second round, then drafted Tennessee running back Montario Hardesty with the 59th pick.
The Browns made the deal with Philadelphia — general manager Tom Heckert’s former team — giving up a third-round pick (No. 71) and two of their three fifth-rounders (Nos. 134 and 146).
Hardesty has a history of injuries, but started all 13 games in 2009, rushing for 1,345 yards, 13 touchdowns, 4.8-yard average.
The Browns had another chance to take Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, but passed again.
Oregon safety T.J. Ward was the Browns’ first second-round pick at No. 38. He also had a history of injuries.
“That’s why we have doctors and trainers,” Heckert said. “They feel comfortable with both these guys.”