Browns Could Trade No. 1 Overall Pick

The Browns received a haul in exchange for trading away the second overall pick in 2016, and the club is willing to do the same thing with the first overall selection this year. Speaking to reporters today, Cleveland head coach Hue Jackson refused to rule of the possibility of another deal, as Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal writes.Hue Jackson (Vertical)

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“Everything for right now is going to be negotiable and talked about,” Jackson said. “Until we sit down and talk about where we are and what we’re trying to do, then will we know. I think we haven’t had those discussions. I think right now we’re just in the beginning phases of all of it. We’ve got a long way to go before we get to that decision.”

Cleveland, of course, holds two picks in the first round (Nos. 1 and 12), and could be eyeing multiple players at each slot. The Browns front office reportedly has an “astronomical” grade on Texas A&M edge rusher Myles Garrett, who currently looks like the favorite to be selected first overall. Quarterbacks, of course, are also an option for the Browns in the first round, and the club has been linked to Mitch Trubisky, Deshaun Watson, and DeShone Kizer, the top-three signal-callers in the draft.

“We all a know a quarterback is very important to our football team,” Jackson said. “But is he the best player? We’ve got to find that out. We need to put one on our team. We’re going to find one. I promise you guys that. We’re going to do that. I think that’s imperative. I think we all know that, and that’s what we’re going to accomplish.”

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26 comments on “Browns Could Trade No. 1 Overall Pick

  1. gmflores27

    I think we should do this as we could draft Allen or Garrett anyway but the armchair GM idiots on or MKC would torch the FO for this

  2. TJECK109

    They got a huge haul last year because there were players teams were willing to jump up and go after. I don’t think you have that same deal if the Rams were not moving back to LA and looking to hype the team they jump up to the #1 spot.

    • szagski13

      Cleveland traded #2 last year to Philly. Barring any of the QBs getting astronomically boosted through the predraft process, I do agree that no one is gonna be giving up a comparable haul for this pick

      • JT19

        Agreed. The only player that might come close would be Garrett, but obviously since he isn’t a QB, I don’t see a team giving up multiple early round picks for him.

    • sufferfortribe

      Well, at least that would stop the beatings he gives us twice a year.

      • stryk3istrukuout

        not saying it isn’t worth it, but I don’t know if the Steelers would do that for two number one picks

    • piedmontblues

      And then Belichick flips the pick for six midrounders who become Pro Bowlers.

    • JT19

      That would be a massive overpay for Garappalo. They could probably get him for a second round pick, or worst case scenario, their other first round pick (the Eagles pick).

      • gmflores27

        Don’t get Jimmy G he is the second coming of Matt Cassel mark my words

  3. oldleftylong

    Only tradable for “haul” if some team falls in overly in love with DeShone Watkins. He’s likely got the highest ceiling of QBs. The Browns surprised me by making a smart trade last year. It’d be wise for them to do it again.

    • mvottop

      That is the worst butchering of a name that I have seen on this site ever lol.

    • justinkm19

      Romo would decline the trade though. We can all dream though. I’m an Aggie so the thought of Garrett on the Cowboys is a pipe dream

  4. realfootballfan

    It’s a predicament for Cleveland because none of these QBs look good enough to me, but Darnold who could declare next year looks like that guy and would fit Jackson to a tee. However, how do you get the #1 pick again while not getting fired, knowing Haslem’s rep? Drafting Garret, offensive linemen, and everything on defense while tanking for that pick would be the ideal way to go, but I know the Cleveland media and fans would demand scalps if there isa 2-14 or 3-13 season leading to that pick next year and Darnold at the end of the rainbow.

  5. Rodkar20

    I think Kessler played awesome. Give the kid a freaking O Line. Geeze.

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