What should the Browns do with the No. 1 pick?

Apr 14, 2017, 10:33
What should the Browns do with the No. 1 pick?

Selecting third, the Chicago Bears are one of the few teams who can nearly guarantee that they would still get their quarterback after a trade down. Mark Rogers talks with Rick Serritella of NFLDraftBible.com to discuss the pros and cons of each prospect, as well as who Rick expects will be first off the board on April 27th.

If we're being honest, nothing should come as a surprise when discussing the Browns. In a career-low 10 games in 2016, Garrett saw significant dips in productivity as it relates to tackles (33), solo stops (18) and assists (15), as well as forced fumbles (two) from the previous season.

If Trubisky goes first overall, it could force some teams that really want a quarterback to panic.

If they believe Trubisky is the guy, they owe it to themselves to be aggressive and make it happen. Tuesday night, multiple reports surfaced stating the Browns are split on what to do with their first pick.

According to Scouts, Inc draft rating (via ESPN), in the last seven drafts, 19 QBs have been drafted in the first round.

If the Browns do take a quarterback, it may affect the Houston Texans in a negative way.

If they do realize that, they might want to use that No. 17 overall pick on Allen, if indeed the reigning national defensive player of the year falls to them.

Those were all bad picks, but even taken collectively, they would not be enough to topple the undisputed worst pick in franchise history: quarterback Johnny Manziel.

And for that reason, Manziel will hold the crown as the worst pick in franchise history for probably as long as the Browns remain an National Football League franchise. Expect more disagreements to be reported on, and the coach fights for the things he thinks he needs to win games in 2017.

There will be quarterbacks available at No. 12. On Wednesday Mahomes visited with the Jets, who have conducted private workouts with Watson and DeShone Kizer of Notre Dame.