Browns, 49ers make most of multiple first-round picks

Mel Kiper writes that the Browns and 49ers should be happy with their first-round picks but the Dolphins and Titans made moves in the first three rounds that raised a lot of questions.

Updated: April 29, 2007, 7:11 PM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr. | Special to
NEW YORK -- Three rounds and 99 picks are in the books after Day 1 of the NFL draft. There are 156 picks remaining on Day 2, but what were some of the more notable moves -- good or bad -- in the first three rounds?

Five good decisions
1. At the start of the day, the Cleveland Browns were going to use the third overall pick on either Wisconsin tackle Joe Thomas or Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn. At the end of the day, the Browns came away with both players. Credit Cleveland senior vice president and general manager Phil Savage for continuing to work the phones to land Quinn.

AP Photo/Frank Franklin IIThe Cleveland Browns walked away from the first day of the draft with two of the best players available in Joe Thomas and Brady Quinn (right).

Mel Kiper Jr.

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