Published: Sat, April 22, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

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

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

"We are open to it, " Brown said during his pre-draft press conference. Brown said the team has narrowed its focus on a few players to consider taking first.

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. No one knows for sure, but if the Browns want him, they might have to seize the moment.

It's not only listening to the words that come out of the mouths of the coaches, players, or executives.but also diagnosing what they mean in a larger sense. Perhaps most importantly was Hunt's evolution as a bona fide pass-catcher, as he hauled in 41 passes for 403 yards after having just 152 yards combined in his first three seasons.

So if the Jets want Trubisky, and Trubisky is available at No. 6, why would they trade out of that spot so the Browns can draft Trubisky?

"I think the only player you move up to get is, if you believe Trubisky is the No. 1 quarterback in this draft and his grade on your board is high enough, then he is the only player that would be worth jumping up from No. 12 to No. 3 to try and get". The Browns, of course, traded down with the Titans a year ago from No. 8 to No. 15, where they landed receiver Corey Coleman.

- The view that Myles Garrett took plays off or didn't give 100 percent in games and will affect his draft stock is more media driven than reality, at least inside their draft room.

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

We also discuss the comments made by quarterback Cody Kessler, if there's any more of a chance for Brock Osweiler to be on the team and the dynamic between cornerback Joe Haden and new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

Speculation has surrounded the Cleveland Browns ahead of next week's National Football League draft. NY general manager Mike Maccagnan has said he would like to move out of the No. 6 slot, so if there is a player available that the Browns want when the Jets are on the clock, there could be a trade match available.

And to listen to Sashi Brown when asked if this is a make or break draft, you feel a good degree of urgency coming from the one in charge of the 53-man roster, "We view every single decision, whether it is free agency, cutting the roster down, draft opportunities, as critical".

"Could we in theory? I think we are positioning this team to be young and good and they will be together for a long time".

The Browns worked out Trubisky and have spent a lot of time with him.

Brown described Garrett as "bright, competitive. we'd be proud to have him". Hunt was impressive at the Senior Bowl and is poised to contribute right away for whoever selects him, whether it be on Day 2 or 3 of the draft.

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