Report: Browns Beat Out Vikings For Johnny Manziel On Draft Night

The Minnesota Vikings walked away from Round 1 of the 2014 NFL draft with a new quarterback, Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater. But Bridgewater reportedly was not Minnesota’s first choice at the position.

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported Thursday night that the Vikings attempted to trade up with the Philadelphia Eagles in order to draft Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel at No. 22 overall, but that the Cleveland Browns offered the Eagles a better package for the pick.

It’s unclear what the Vikings offered the Eagles for the 22nd selection, but the Browns were able to secure it by sending the 26th overall pick along with a third-rounder (No. 83) to Philly.

Minnesota was successful on its attempts to bring in Bridgewater, making a deal with the Seattle Seahawks to select the signal-caller with the 32nd and final pick of the first round. The Seahawks received a second-round pick (No. 40) and a fourth-rounder (No. 108) in return.

The Vikings also drafted UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr with the ninth overall pick.

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