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Browns get run stopper in 1st round

After making two trades, the Cleveland Browns selected Baylor defensive tackle Phil Taylor with the No. 21 pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday night, a run stopper for their new 4-3 defensive alignment.

The Browns first swapped the No. 6 overall pick with Atlanta, acquired four others from the Falcons, including the No. 27 pick and then swapped that pick and a third-rounder (No. 70) with the Kansas City Chiefs to get Taylor, a 6-foot-3, 330-pounder.

Cleveland's defensive front is changing next season under new coach Pat Shurmur.