If you guys' listened to this week's latest Podcast (if you haven't, you should), you heard me and Dylan discuss both of these potential #1 picks, and now with the draft just a day away, who will the Browns take first overall?
If there's anything we know about the Cleveland Browns organization, it's that they have no idea what they are doing, and the pressure is really on as they have the top pick in the draft, in one of the most talented drafts in recent memory. The consensus #1 player in the draft is Myles Garrett, and while some people are skeptical that Garrett could be a bust, as Warren Sapp put it, "he's a lazy kid who makes 4 plays a game" - but with the physical intangibles he has, it's hard to to completely dismiss his ability. On the other hand, this draft has a plethora of QB talent, and most specifically it seems teams are very high on Mitchell Trubisky, and the Browns certainly need a QB, because with Osweiler holding the reigns, things won't be great. So who do the Browns Take?
While all signs were pointing to them taking the pass-rushing freak out of Texas A&M, it seems that as of today - as Adam Schefter reported that he has heard rumblings from all over that the Browns will take Trubisky #1 - Garrett might not be their choice. The Browns had apparently been in contact with multiple teams in the top-8 or so, looking to make a trade to get a second pick in the top-10, which would potentially give them a chance at both Garrett and Trubisky, but it seems those talks may have faded out.
Personally, I think Garrett is the better #1 pick for Cleveland, because while he may not be a superstar on film and stats, he is an absolute freak athlete, and in the NFL, that can be all it takes to be a star. Additionally, I don't think Mitchell Trubisky is going to be a superstar QB in the NFL, I think at best he's a career game-manager, and in all honesty, the Browns don't need a game managing QB, they need someone who will elevate them to the next level.
The NFL draft is always one of the most chaotic days in the sports world, and I love every second of it, so it's going to be interesting to see where the chips fall tomorrow, and I hope for the sake of the league, the city of Cleveland, and the Browns organization, they don't screw this draft up - again.