Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Browns have zeroed in on choice with No. 1 draft pick

Browns have zeroed in on choice with No. 1 draft pick Browns have zeroed in on choice with No. 1 draft pick
Kristopher Love | 21 April, 2017, 18:17

It's simple, really, but often forgotten in all of the pre-draft speculation that swirls in the months and days leading up to the main event. The Browns owns the top or the No. 1 and the No. 12 overall picks, with arguments circulating over whether the Cleveland will keep their picks for their own use or trade them up for an established quarterback. If last year was a building year, the team can continue to grow this year under Kessler. If there's indeed a buyer, there must to be a player that team wants to trade up to get because it fears another club will nab him. "Every prospect is going to have his weaknesses". Once you get into Day 3, it is a little tougher. Trades are also contingent on the player the team wants being available, which doesn't always pan out. In other words, I don't think the fact that he plays tight end is reason enough to exclude him from the list of possibilities if they feel he can be a difference-maker. Cleveland choosing Garrett is the easiest decision for a team picking No. 1 overall since the Colts drafted Andrew Luck.

Still, there's only so much information to gather and analyze.

For example, when Berry was first asked about Garrett, here was his response: "We are not going to comment extensively on players specifically". He certainly expects to be Cleveland's choice at the top of next week's draft. We just don't think that's a good way to do business over time. We really try to plan for the total haul. Brown left the door slightly ajar by saying the team could theoretically acquire a veteran quarterback, but that the team is not planning on adding a veteran.

Browns executive vice president Sashi Brown said he looks forward to Osweiler competing for the starting job, NFL.com's Conor Orr reports.

Be Civil - It's OK to have a difference in opinion but there's no need to be a jerk.

That's just part of the intrigue as the NFL Draft approaches.

Cleveland has missed on more picks in the last few drafts than most care to count.

All 3 Buckeye defensive backs are drafted Top 15. All this while weighing 272 pounds and standing 6 feet 4 inches tall. He could help a team at both safety and nickel. Now, he could be a steal for a team willing to wait for him to recover. He was at his best as a sophomore (1,631 yards, 16 TDs) and senior (1,475 yards, 10 TDs). Trubisky completed 68 percent of his passes last fall while throwing 30 touchdown passes and only six interceptions.

Hooker caught the attention of scouts all around the National Football League after another impressive season for the Buckeyes and had one scout compare him to former Baltimore Ravens safety and future Hall of Famer Ed Reed.

One of the only criticisms of Garrett is that it appeared he took plays off during his three seasons in college.