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.
“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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