Sashi Brown says Browns will not announce No. 1 pick before draft
The Browns owns the top or the No. 1 and the No. 12 overall picks, with arguments circulating over whether the Cleveland will keep their picks for their own use or trade them up for an established quarterback.
"We feel really good about picking at No. 1". Trading down from the first pick would nearly certainly cause the Browns to miss out on him, unless it was the 49ers trading up from No. 2 to 1.
The only pick we feel confident projecting is the top-overall selection of Myles Garrett to the Browns.
The Browns now have Osweiler and second-year quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan under contract for the 2017 season, but are expected to add a quarterback to their roster in the early rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft.
If Trubisky is indeed selected No. 1 overall, he will become the first UNC player to become the top overall pick.
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. "We think no matter how prepared you are, there's always a lot of uncertainty in the draft". He is an enjoyable young man, very bright. The same Bills team that reportedly advised Trubisky about his decision to either go back to school or enter the draft. "It's his system. He understands who would be a fit for us".
Berry, though, said the Browns don't have any issues with Garrett's competitiveness.
The Browns worked out Trubisky and have spent a lot of time with him.
Said Brown: "Not gonna comment on Mitch's history". If you look at the 2018 free agent class you will find names like Kirk Cousins, Sam Bradford, Jimmy Garoppolo and Matthew Stafford. They landed an astonishing 19 players on injured reserve last season, including big-time players like Kyle Long, Jay Cutler, Danny Trevathan and Kevin White.
Asked specifically if there is a "divisive thing going on" inside the building, Sashi calmly responded: "That would be false".
Just when you think you've got a beat on the Browns' new analytically oriented front office, the powers-that-be say something to make you do a 180. "We have studied this around the league, and it is just our inclination". "We don't get flustered by it".