Published: Sun, April 23, 2017
Sport | By Noel Norman

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

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

It's also important to factor in comments from Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown, via; when asked if Cleveland was going to acquire a veteran quarterback he said, "no". 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.

When the NFL Draft begins selections in Philadelphia April 27, the Cleveland Browns have the No.'s 1 and 12 picks in the first round.

Months, even years of preparation, can be altered by the unexpected behavior of the team one spot ahead in the pecking order. "We've narrowed it down".

"I think the only player you move up to get is, if you believe Trubisky is the No. 1 quarterback in this draft and his grade on your board is high enough, then he is the only player that would be worth jumping up from No. 12 to No. 3 to try and get". They accomplished that in part by signing Knile Davis, 25, to a one-year free-agent deal, but they still need another young back to help relieve Bell's workload. "Maybe that's a little far-fetched, but that's what everyone is looking for in the first round".

Get prep sports breaking news alerts from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email. Other rumors that swirl are about which teams are willing to make trades. "We feel good about where we are".

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Unlike last spring when ownership saddled the personnel department with weighty expectations of adding a quarterback, Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith said the team is feeling no urgency to draft a quarterback in 2017.

He also knows that the Garrett-quarterback 1-2 punch might not be possible without it, and that Cleveland has a treasure trove of picks over the next two seasons.

Still, there's only so much information to gather and analyze. Every team misses. We're not going to be different in that regard.

With only days to go and eleven picks, most National Football League execs are asking the same question, what are the Browns planning? "There is always a surprise somewhere in that top 10, whether it is someone trading up or a team taking a player that you don't expect". "We just don't think that is a good way to do business over time..." Certainly, I think, you'd like to be able to look back on as many games as you can. That remains to be seen and could depend largely on the actions of other teams. "It's no mystery that Mitch hasn't played in a lot of them".

It was the first time since 2010 that the Browns are not featured in at least one game and the first time in Jacksonville's team history that the team will not be featured at least once in a prime-time game, reports. Even the 33rd overall has a first-round value because of how deep this year's class is. With the Nos. 1, 12, 33, 52 and 65 available, there is no excuse for the Browns not to find that talent next Thursday and Friday night. There have been numerous mock drafts floating around the internet suggesting the Bears will go with Alabama Crimson Tide defensive end Jonathan Allen to bolster their roster in that area.

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