Browns zero in on No. 1 pick, trade for veteran QB unlikely

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Though there has been some recent back-and-forth about the possibility of the Browns taking a quarterback with the first pick, or trading down, since they need, roughly, one of everything, there are also some hints that the pick, in a de facto sense, could already be in for Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett.

This year, the Cleveland Browns embark on the second season of what has been one of the most highly scrutinized building plans in the history of the NFL.

In the draft, there are always a few moves that no one expects to happen. There have been a lot of rumors that the Browns love Mitchell Trubisky and they are willing to make the trade.

A big chunk of Cleveland's draft preparation at this stage in the process centers on the wants and needs of the 31 other teams in the NFL. The teams that we play against have all been together a long time and have those systems very right. Because the package San Francisco could get for moving the No. 2 pick to trade down would be presumably more valuable for team targeting a quarterback. This is as close to "I AM DRAFTING MYLES BLEEPING GARRETT" as you will get from him.

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There is more than one way for the Browns to acquire a future franchise quarterback, something they've struggled to do for several years.

No position has more inherent trade value in the draft than quarterback, so it behooves any team picking early to indicate the market atop the draft is hot for signal callers. The Cleveland Browns now own the number one pick, and Cleveland taking a quarterback could be a possibility. "We prepare a lot". I think Mitch probably has a stronger arm coming out than Aaron did, but to say anybody reminds you of somebody, to me, it's just physically, stature-wise or just arm-strength wise. He posted a 68.2 per cent completion percentage last season while throwing for 3,748 yards with 30 touchdowns and six interceptions. Three time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt slid to the 11th pick.

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) looks for a receiver as he is pressured by Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla. I'm not saying he can't wind up being a successful quarterback in the National Football League, he's just not worth the 12th pick and certainly not close to worthy of going No. 1. This time, he has Watson going to the Jets with the seventh pick in the second round - pick 39. He has a championship pedigree and could possibly bring his winning ways to the "Windy City".

I recently wrote about another scenario that could help the Bears. We have said the draft is going to be the pipeline. So a quarterback would be a major surprise as their choice. The Jets have also reportedly held private workouts with all four of the top quarterback prospects - Trubisky, Clemson's Deshaun Watson, Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes, but are reportedly "tantalized" by Trubisky. They need a play maker and Drew Brees is aging fast.

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