Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

NFL Trade Rumors: Patriots' Garoppolo, Bengals' McCarron Linked To Browns?

NFL Trade Rumors: Patriots' Garoppolo, Bengals' McCarron Linked To Browns?

"Yes", Brown said Wednesday at the team's pre-draft news conference. It does not mean that if there is a player there we might not go take a shot. He's in, done a good job, coming in the first couple days. The crop of college quarterbacks has been evaluated, interviews and processed endlessly since.

When the Browns executed the trade for Brock Osweiler and the 2nd round draft pick in 2018 from the Houston Texans last month, I like many assumed that Osweiler's time in Cleveland would be short-lived. At No. 12, the Browns are still poised to grab one of the best overall players in the draft, but their control over what happens in that spot lasts for all of 15 minutes while they're on the clock. "We look forward to him trying to establish himself here and have a chance to compete to be the starting quarterback". They do need a QB, but they may be open to taking one with their second high pick, after taking Garrett at the top. "He's an enjoyable young man, very bright".

The rumors has encompasses the Cleveland Browns ahead of 2017 NFL Draft that will be held next week.

It represents the tidiest of possibilities for Cleveland, a team that not only needs a bevy of foundation players to make up their roster but a franchise quarterback of the future.

On most draft boards, analysts have Watson listed as the No. 1 or No. 2 rated quarterback in the draft, especially after a stellar 2016 season for the Tigers. Brown left the door slightly ajar by saying the team could theoretically acquire a veteran quarterback, but that the team is not planning on adding a veteran. They have the assets to move to anywhere in the draft if they want, but their willingness and desire to do so may be the bigger question. But this is it now, the Browns have to start turning things around. "After number one, I'm good", Haden said. This league is too competitive to waste opportunities.

"We do go into each draft with a plan".

If the club seeking to trade up doesn't want to give up two picks this year, it would likely have to deal away a second-rounder this year and another second-rounder next year (in place of this year's third-rounder). Why? As a run defender, he may never get to the level of a Von Miller or a Khalil Mack, but he can affect the quarterback and his improvement in the run game should have him playing at a reasonable level if used in the right capacity.

Sitting pretty this year at No. 1, the Browns don't sound like a team ready to organize another blockbuster trade.

We don't know the team that called up, but if they called the Browns, one would imagine they also have called the San Francisco 49ers. "We think we're positioned to be able to do that without impacting our draft much".

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